Public Notices

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask outside your home.

Telehealth Virtual Care Providers (COVID-19)

Several South Carolina health systems are offering telehealth options to the public. These options are available to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in South Carolina. In order to access the free consult, use the promo code COVID19.

Also, Self Regional Healthcare is offering telephone screening.

Coronavirus Information

Stormwater Utility Fee

Stormwater Utility Fee Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fires on the Beach

Sec. 12-73. - Fires prohibited on the beach.

It shall be unlawful for any person to start, ignite, or maintain an open wood camp fire on any public beach, public beach access, street end adjacent to the beach, or any town-owned land immediately adjacent to the beach at any time, unless the fire is part of a town-sponsored event or by special permit for a sanctioned special event approved in advance by the administrator. Exception: Propane fired grills or other cookers heated by fire may be used for the purpose of food preparation

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

To view how you can receive information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, please visit our FOIA page.

Yard Sales

Town Council adopted Ordinance Number 17-0847 to add a section to Chapter 17 regarding the sale of personal property at residences (yard sales). Yard sale restrictions are:

  • No-fee permit is required; visit the Planning Building and Zoning Department at 825 Pine Drive, or call 843-913-6341 to find out how to obtain a permit online.
  • Yard sales are sales of personal property in a residentially zoned area.
  • Each resident is limited to three yard sales per year.
  • Merchandise and/or shelving, tables, etc. must be removed from the yard by sundown each day.
  • Only one motor vehicle or boat/trailer per residence may be displayed for sale in a yard.

For more information, please contact Planning, Building and Zoning at 843-913-6341.

Emergency Lane on Beach

Note: The dune line is defined as that area just east of any walkway, step or crossover. The dune line is not the 'base of the dunes' as they now exist. Placement of beach paraphernalia should be done in such a manner that the emergency lane should be a straight 8-foot path beginning at 17th Avenue North and extending to Melody Lane.

Ordinance 17-0842. Section 12-67 (F) Emergency Lane. It shall be unlawful to place any beach paraphernalia within eight feet of the dune line. Said area shall remain open and free of any obstructions to provide a clear travel way for emergency vehicles, personnel and/or other emergency equipment to access the surf or other areas of the beach in the event of an emergency. Emergency access lanes perpendicular to the dune line shall remain open and unobstructed at all times. In the event of an emergency, the police chief or his designee shall direct that additional temporary emergency access lanes be created until no longer needed. (More details in Ordinance 17-0842.)

Beach Shading Devices Allowed

Learn about the rules for beach shading devices.

Golf Carts

Golf carts are considered vehicles by the State of South Carolina. The basic rules are:

  • Drivers must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid driver's license.
  • Always have your license and registration with you.
  • Operate golf carts on the streets and roadways as you would a vehicle (do not drive on the sidewalks).
  • Golf carts may be operated during daylight hours on public streets and roadways (Low-speed vehicles may operate at night).
  • Golf carts may be driven up to four miles from your residence.

View the Town Code regarding golf carts: Ordinance Number 15-0808.

Note: Golf carts are prohibited on the town's beach. See more information about beach rules.

Trailer Parking for Bike Weeks

In order to keep trailers in areas better equipped to deal with larger conveyances, the Town of Surfside Beach is offering free parking for bike trailers only in the 13th Avenue South (west side of Ocean Boulevard) and 16th Avenue North lots. This does not include 13th Avenue South Street end lot (east side of Ocean Boulevard). Free parking is exclusively for town residents and visitors residing in rental properties within the incorporated town limits. This is valid only during the annual "bike week" dates.

Parking Brochure Available

View a copy of our Parking Brochure (PDF).

Parking Reminders

All parking on Ocean Boulevard is by permit only and only on the West side of the street in designated areas. Parking is not allowed on sidewalks, or within 10 feet of a driveway or beach access, or within 30 feet of an intersection.

Fire Department Smoke Detector Program

The Surfside Beach Fire Department Smoke Detector Program (PDF) is for all residents of the town no matter what your financial status. The fire department will install them for you at no cost. Smoke detectors can be installed by members of the Surfside Beach Fire Department. Upon request, a home fire-safety check can be conducted at the time of installation. Trained personnel will identify hazards often unnoticed in the home which may cause a fire. In most cases, a few simple maintenance procedures can make your home safer. Personnel will also fully explain how your new smoke detector functions and how to maintain it. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Surfside Beach Fire Department at 843-913-6369. 

Surfside Beach Youth Sports Association

The Surfside Beach Youth Sports Association is dedicated to providing the best Baseball and Softball experience to the youth of our community. Our mission is to foster, promote and teach baseball and softball in the Town of Surfside, particularly to children and young adults. We strive to provide maximum opportunity for all eligible individuals to participate in a healthy, positive, and safe environment with a strong focus on moral conduct, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Weddings on the Beach

Learn more on our Weddings on the Beach page.