Nuisance Enforcement

Businesses are requested to comply with all local and state laws and regulations regarding their specific business. Additionally, businesses are expected to provide a safe environment inside and outside for the customers and general public within close proximity. Businesses should take all necessary precautions to avoid complaints regarding criminal violence, disorderly conduct, illegal narcotic use, excessive noise, and illegal trash disposal by the business customers. If repeated complaints are received by Horry County Public Safety about a business, the County can, has, and will take the necessary legal procedures to stop, prevent, terminate, or abate the nuisance to the general public.

If your businesses is being affected by a nuisance business, first notify the manager/owner of the business of the problem. If after notification, the nuisance persists, contact the Horry County Police Department Dispatch center at 843-248-1520, and request a uniformed patrol officer respond to file a complaint. Afterwards, if the nuisance continues to persist, continue to notify and file complaints. Once an adequate amount of complaints have been received and substantiated, a nuisance investigation will be initiated.

Please review the regulations regarding Nuisances at the link below. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Nuisance coordinator below.