Building Departments in Horry County, South Carolina

There are 6 Building Departments in Horry County, South Carolina, serving a population of 310,186 people in an area of 1,134 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 51,697 people, and 1 Building Department per 188 square miles.

In South Carolina, Horry County is ranked 23rd of 46 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 7th of 46 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Horry County Building Departments

Find Horry County, South Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Conway Building Department and Planning 206 Laurel Street Conway, SC

Myrtle Beach Permits 921 North Oak Street Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Planning Department 937 Broadway Street Myrtle Beach, SC

North Myrtle Beach Planning Department 1018 2nd Avenue South North Myrtle Beach, SC

North Myrtle Beach Zoning 1018 2nd Avenue South North Myrtle Beach, SC

Surfside Beach Building Department 115 U.S. 17 Business Surfside Beach, SC

About the Horry County Building Department

Building Departments in Horry County, SC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Horry County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Horry County, South Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Horry County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Horry County, SC zoning laws and requirements

Horry County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Horry County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Horry County Residential Housing Units
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
Total Housing Units198,2292,229,324
Occupied Housing Units125,168 (63.1%)1,871,307 (83.9%)
Horry County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes74,023 (59.1%)1,222,526 (65.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,452 (4.4%)57,698 (3.1%)
2 Apartments1,868 (1.5%)38,214 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,867 (3.1%)51,167 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments8,189 (6.5%)78,470 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments11,440 (9.1%)120,742 (6.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing20,329 (16.2%)302,490 (16.2%)
Horry County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
2014 or Later2,874 (2.3%)28,209 (1.5%)
2010 to 20135,946 (4.8%)71,074 (3.8%)
2000 to 200937,743 (30.2%)387,089 (20.7%)
1980 to 199951,968 (41.5%)668,585 (35.7%)
1960 to 197919,222 (15.4%)457,654 (24.5%)
1940 to 19595,643 (4.5%)183,569 (9.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,772 (1.4%)75,127 (4.0%)
Horry County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
1 Room1,416 (1.1%)18,508 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms7,360 (5.9%)117,235 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms56,490 (45.1%)702,156 (37.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms41,629 (33.3%)643,427 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms18,273 (14.6%)389,981 (20.8%)
Horry County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
No Bedroom1,446 (1.2%)20,080 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom5,474 (4.4%)95,635 (5.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms97,446 (77.9%)1,371,722 (73.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms20,802 (16.6%)383,870 (20.5%)
Horry County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Horry CountySouth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities124,943 (99.8%)1,864,588 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities124,451 (99.4%)1,857,993 (99.3%)