Parking

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2024 Parking Registration Information - Pivot Parking Office Phone Number is 843-945-0747

UPDATED: 02.16.24 NEW DATE! - 2024 Town of Surfside Beach Parking Registrations for Non-Residents Non-Property owners will go on sale on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. There is a total of 150 parking passes for sale for $225.00 each. There is a limit of ONE parking pass per household. Registrations for Non-Resident Non-Property owners will not be online or through the mail; it will be on a first-come, first-served basis at The Pivot Parking office located in the back of Town Hall located at 210 US-17 Bus S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575.  

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Parking Registration for Surfside Beach Residents and Non-Resident Property Owners is now open

Paid parking in the Town of Surfside Beach public parking lots resumes on March 1, 2024, and continues through October 31, 2024.
The following lots will now be $3 per hour or $15 per day:
Seaside Drive
Yaupon Lot
3rd Avenue North
6th Avenue North
3rd Avenue South
4th Avenue South
5th Avenue South
6th Avenue South
13th South Beach Side
Melody Lane
>All other lots excluding the Pier will remain $2 per hour or $10 per day. 
>The Pier Lot will be $4 per hour with no Daily Max. Remember that any registered vehicles in our system will NOT be valid in the Pier Lot as everyone will have to pay. 

Vehicles (except Golf Carts and LSVs) will no longer receive physical decals. Your license plate will be your decal! You will apply for parking as always, then your license plate will be entered into the enforcement system. When the LPR cameras scan your license plate, it will return a valid alert for the Pivot Parking Ambassador. 

Golf carts and LSVs will continue to receive physical decals. You will apply for parking decals for your golf cart/LSV as always and will be issued a decal to be placed in the lower left-hand (driver-side) corner of the windshield.  

If you would like to apply for parking, determine which category you fit into:

Non-resident property owners, those who own residential property within town limits but don't reside in town, may receive two complimentary parking passes per household. The registrations for the vehicles (to show ownership) and proof of property ownership within the Town of Surfside are required. Non-resident property owners may pay $40 for each additional decal.  

Registrations and driver's licenses must be presented with the form.
Everyone (except Non-Resident Non-Owners) can apply for their 2024 passes online. *Please note by opting for this, it can take up to two weeks to receive your passes.  
The completed form and all supporting documentation may be emailed to surfsideparkingmgr@pivotparking.com.

Trailer Parking in Surfside Beach During Bike Events
Free motorcycle trailer parking shall be allowed in the 13th Avenue South parking lot and the 16th Avenue North parking lot during all bike rallies. Owners shall be solely responsible for any damage or loss that may occur.

 Pay to Park via Phone

  • We will only be offering Text2Park and Parkmobile. Each sign that is installed will have step-by-step directions on how to make your payment.
  •  There will also be a number to our office on each sign and someone can walk you through the process should you have any issues
  • Parkmobile and Text2Park are features that let you pay over the phone with your credit card and may be extended from anywhere. It's available at all paid parking locations.
  • Look for a Park Mobile or Text2Park sign
    >Dial 877-727-5714, listed on the sign. 
    >Register your license plate.
    >Enter the four-digit zone number listed on the sticker.
    >Activate parking.
    >When you return to your vehicle, call the number listed on the sticker and it will deactivate your parking, or end the session in your app

Violations and Fines
All municipal parking violations carry a fine of $50 unless otherwise mandated by town ordinance. On the 31st day after issuance of the citation for a parking violation and the fine remains unpaid, the fine shall increase to $100. In addition, the vehicle may be subject to impoundment or immobilization.
Safety Violations and Fines (which are seen below, will carry a penalty of $200. On the thirty-first (31st) day after issuance, the fine will increase to two-hundred fifty dollars ($250.00)
>Parking within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
>Parking within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.

4th Avenue North / Ocean Boulevard Parking Lot

Pay to park - no local registrations allowed.

Surfside Pier Parking Lot 

Pay to Park- No local registrations allowed 

 Rented or Commercial Golf Cart Parking

In all pay-to-park areas, operators must pay applicable fees or have a Surfside Beach parking decal for the current year. These areas are located at the following beach accesses:

  • 1st Avenue North
  • 2nd Avenue North
  • 4th Avenue North
  • 8th Avenue North
  • 9th Avenue North
  • 12th Avenue North
  • 14th Avenue North
  • 15th Avenue North
  • 16th Avenue North
  • 2nd Avenue South
  • 7th Avenue South
  • 8th Avenue South
  • 9th Avenue South
  • 10th Avenue South
  • 11th Avenue South
  • 12th Avenue South

Golf Cart Parking: As an owner of a golf cart legally registered with the SC Dept of Motor Vehicles, you must obtain a parking decal that will need to be affixed to your golf cart and the registration decal. This parking decal allows free parking in all pay stations and golf cart parking areas when space is available, except when prohibited by a posted sign. Golf cart-only parking areas are located in the beach accesses and also in the following pay station lots:

  • 5th Avenue South
  • Yaupon Drive
  • 3rd Avenue North
  • 6th Avenue North
  • Melody Lane

Parking Decals/Passes
Town Registrations, Purple Heart, Disabled Veterans, and Handicapped placards or license plate tags may park at any public parking space free with the proper decal displayed.

 Do Not Park...
Remember, do not park in the following areas:

  • Where official signs prohibit parking
  • On sidewalks
  • Within thirty feet of an intersection not otherwise designated for parking
  • Within ten feet of any beach access, driveway, and entrance or exit to any parking lot
  • On private property without the consent of the owner
  • Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant
  • Along the east side of Ocean Boulevard or the west side of Ocean Boulevard, without a town decal and where signs prohibit parking
  • Upon any public right-of-way with the vehicle parked in any manner other than parallel with the roadway and facing with proper flow of traffic unless within a legally marked and designated parking space
  • All wheels/tires must be off the black pavement