The City of Myrtle Beach would like to set the record straight after a number of published articles have led some to believe that simply cursing could result in a fine in Myrtle Beach. The city and the Myrtle Beach Police Department support and defend the First Amendment and everyone’s constitutional right to free speech.  Like most citizens, we would prefer that people speak and act kindly.  Using profanity may be offensive, but by itself, it is NOT an offense.  

Transparency is an important topic at every level of government.  The Myrtle Beach City Council and staff believe our residents and neighbors are more than entitled to know how, when and why decisions are made, as well as how and where the public’s money is spent.  Here are a few examples of the ways in which Myrtle Beach regularly provides this information.

Golf cart regulations have been a frequent topic in Myrtle Beach in recent days.  No, you can’t drive a golf cart on a multipurpose path or a sidewalk.  Yes, you can drive a golf cart on certain public streets, subject to a long list of requirements and limitations.  But, the real question is, “How do I legally get from the Market Common area to the Myrtle Beach State Park?” 

Myrtle Beach’s Tourism Development Fee is only one of several extra one percent sales taxes that Horry County shoppers pay.  Here’s a breakdown of the various taxes and fees charged when you make a purchase.