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The 30th annual Pee Dee Street Rodders Run to the Sun Car Show includes more than 3,000 muscle cars, barely running vehicles and classics at the former Myrtle Square Mall site off Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. Money raised during the car show is donated to the Children’s Miracle Network, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Horry County Benevolent Fund and the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues. Photo by Janet Morgan/Myrtle Beach Herald janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

Horry County residents will soon be able to pick up their vehicle registration and decal at the moment they pay their taxes. 

Although this service is already offered in dozens of counties across the state, Horry will be the only one that doesn’t charge an additional fee for it, Treasurer Angie Jones said.

“It’s a huge benefit,” she said. “When I was campaigning, people told me they’d pay $10 for that service.”

County officials hope the new decal system will be in place by August. They said funding for the program was included in the $532 million budget county council approved last week.

Traditionally, when people go to the treasurer’s office to pay their car taxes, they receive a receipt but they don’t get a decal until the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles mails it to them days later. Under the new system, that decal and registration paperwork could be provided to the taxpayer as soon as the bill is paid.

“I can hand it to you,” Jones said.

Those who mail in their tax payments will still have to wait for the DMV to send them a registration form and sticker, but most local taxpayers — about 75 percent — pay their bills in person at the treasurer’s office.

Jones’ staff discussed the program with DMV officials last week and they will be meeting with the company that provides the county’s financial system software this week.

The treasurer said she has pushed for this service since she took office in 2017 and she’s glad county officials were able to make the process more convenient for taxpayers.

“That’s a huge deal,” she said. “They don’t have to wait.” 

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236

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