Relocating to the Myrtle Beach Area.........

Relocating Guide 

Welcome!! South Carolina is one of the top relocation states in the nation for many reasons, weather, atmosphere, economy, charm and southern hospitality to name a few.  Myrtle Beach represents all of these and is an ideal relocation option. Boasting sixty miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, savory restaurants, fine dining, amusement and water parks, live entertainment theaters, nightlife, water sports, marinas, fishing piers, Intracoastal Waterway, The Market Common, best golf courses in the south, shopping, festivals, cultural and historic sites and so much more!  Myrtle Beach truly offers something for everyone and every lifestyle.  Come home to Myrtle Beach South Carolina today and start enjoying the laid back lifestyle that only comes from living near the coast.  Check out our Myrtle Beach South Carolina Communities section where we can give you a lot more information about living in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. For relocation information contact us! 843-222-8566

 

 

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UTILITIES:

  • Water and Sewer: In Myrtle Beach, contact Myrtle Beach City Hall at (843) 918-1212. In North Myrtle Beach, contact the North Myrtle Beach City Hall at (843) 280-5550. In the Little River area, contact the Little River Water & Sewage Co. at (843) 249-4025. Most other areas in Horry County are serviced by Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority at (843) 443-8202. In Georgetown County, contact Georgetown Water & Sewer at (843) 545-8408.
  • Electricity: Santee Cooper at (843) 448-2411 services Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. at (843) 369-2211 services most other rural areas such as Socastee, Aynor and Galivants Ferry.
  • Telephone: The area code for the Grand Strand is (843). GTE South customers may apply for phone service by calling 1-800-483-4000 for residential or 1-800-483-5000 for business service. Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc., customers may apply for residential phone service by calling (843) 365-2154 and for business service by calling (843) 365-2155. Call the telephone companies to learn which will service your area and what type of deposit is required.
  • Natural Gas: South Carolina Electric & Gas Corp. (843) 839-5555 furnishes natural gas.

SECURING A S.C. LICENSE PLATE:

  • New residents need to secure a South Carolina license plate within 45 days of relocation. Vehicle registration fee is $24. License plates may be obtained from the S.C. Highway Department at:
  • 4103 Hwy. 701 in Conway - (843) 365-4781
  • 1200 21st Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach - (843) 448-9957
  • 214 Ridge Road in Georgetown - (843) 546-6445
  • 107 Hwy. 57 North in Little River - (843) 399-5567

OBTAINING A S.C. DRIVER'S LICENSE:

  • Your out-of-state driver's license will be valid for 90 days once you relocate into the area. A South Carolina license may be obtained at the locations listed below with no testing other than a visual exam. There is a $12.50 fee for the license, which is renewable every five years on your birthday. You will need your out-of-state license and social security card in order to obtain a license. If you've never previously been licensed, you will need to submit certification of a driver education course and certification of satisfactory school attendance. Then you must successfully complete the vision and skills tests.
  • 1200 21st Ave. North in Myrtle Beach - (843) 448-9957
  • 4103 Hwy. 701 North in Conway - (843) 365-4781
  • 107 Hwy. 57 North in Little River - (843) 399-5567
  • 214 Ridge Road in Georgetown - (843) 527-8730

VOTER REGISTRATION:

  • To register to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older. Proof of permanent address is required. In order to vote you must register in person or mail a registration application 30 days in advance of any election. A registered voter may vote in any special, general or municipal election or primary by presenting a registration certificate and a S.C. driver's license or state I.D. at the polls. Register to vote in Horry County at any of four Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce office locations. The Horry County Board of Registration is located at 1316 1st Avenue in Conway, (843) 248-1382. Georgetown County residents may register to vote at the Georgetown County Board of Registration located at 303 Hazard Street in Georgetown, (843) 546-9530.
  • REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE

REAL ESTATE TAXES:

  • Horry County Tax Assessor's Office - (843) 248-1361
  • Georgetown County Tax Assessor's Office - (843) 546-1241
  • Real property (land, houses, buildings, mobile homes) tax notices are mailed in October to Horry County and Georgetown County residents and must be paid by January 15 of the following year in order to avoid penalties. Taxes are based on the following percentages of assessed value: commercial, 6%; residential, 4% or 6% (may only be 4% if you've filed with the tax assessor's office to qualify as a year-round resident); second home, 6%.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

  • Once you have established one-year residency and you are over the age of 65, you are eligible for a homestead exemption of $20,000. That exemption, if applied to a $100,000 home, would reduce your property tax by $173.00.

INCOME TAX:

  • S.C. Department of Revenue - (843) 293-6550
  • South Carolina has a simplified income tax structure which follows the federal income tax laws. South Carolina accepts the adjustments, exemptions and deductions allowed on your federal return with few modifications. Your federal taxable income is the starting point in determining your state income tax liability.

SALES AND USE TAX:

  • South Carolina's sales and use tax rate is 5%. Neither Horry County nor Georgetown County has a local option sales and use tax. Prescriptions, dental prosthetics and hearing aids are exempt from the sales tax. Those over the age of 85 are exempt from 1% of the sales tax. A maximum sales tax of $300 is imposed on the purchase of motor vehicles, including recreational vehicles, boats, motorcycles and airplanes.
  • Each gallon of gasoline is taxed at 16 cents. This tax is included in the price per gallon at the gasoline pump.

Contact us for a copy of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Relocation Guide.

                     

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