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Vehicles with a valid handicapped, Purple Heart or Disabled American Veterans license plate or a valid handicapped hang tag may park free at all public parking meters in SC.

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Corner Icon Park by phone! Looking for an easy way to pay for parking?  Try the ParkMobile service, which lets you pay for parking via your cell phone.   All you need is a phone, a car and a credit card.  Sign up at or call 877-727-5714.  Signing up is free, and you'll be ready to start and stop your parking time from your cell phone. The parking time is billed to your credit card, along with a 35-cent per use charge.  No need to search for change to feed the meter!

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Parking Meters and Pay Stations


Operation and hours of enforcement

       Like most communities, Myrtle Beach has parking meters in areas where parking is in high demand.  Meters help manage the public spaces so that more people can park, and they help create parking turnover to keep spaces from being monopolized for long periods.  Parking meters also make it easy to see which spaces are public. In South Carolina, any vehicle displaying a valid handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official handicapped hang tag, may park for free at any public-operated parking meter.  If your vehicle displays one of these, then you do not have to pay a municipal parking meter anywhere in South Carolina. 

     Myrtle Beach's parking management area is east of Kings Highway, from 29th Avenue South to 82nd Avenue North.  The meters are in effect from March 1 through October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week.   (A few spaces on 14th Avenue North, from Withers Drive to Ocean Boulevard, and on Withers Drive, between 12th and 15th Avenues North and 20th and 22nd Avenues North, are enforced from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)  Please check the meter, pay-station or parking signage for more information.

Meter Locations and Hours of Enforcement

     Many meters offer all-day parking, but high traffic areas allow for short-term parking. A green 24-hour sticker on the street side of the meter indicates that it’s available for all-day parking.  Red stickers, as shown, indicate short-term parking up to three hours maximum.  Hourly rates vary depending on the location.  All-day meters clearly state that you can rent the meter for the whole day for a fixed rate, which compares favorably with private parking concessions.  Here are the meter rates as of May 1, 2015....


A.  Tier One – $2.00 per hour and $10 all day on all street ends:

  • 29th Ave. S. to 82nd Ave. N.

B.  Tier Two – $1.75 per hour and three hour maximum:

  • Flagg Street from 6th Ave. N. to 8th Ave. N.

  • York Street

  • Chester Street from 7th Ave. N. to 14th Ave. N.

  • 7th, 8th, 9th,  and 10th  Aves. N. from Ocean Boulevard to Kings Highway

  • 14th and 15th Aves. N. from Withers Ally to Chester Street.

  • Withers Drive from 9th Ave. N. to 15th Ave. N.

  • Withers Ally from Mr. Joe White Ave. to 14th Ave. N.

  • Marked parking spaces not otherwise designated on Ocean Boulevard

C.  Tier Two – $1.75 per hour and $8 all day:

  • Yaupon Drive from 9th Ave. S. to Kings Highway

  • 6th and 7th Aves. S. from Ocean Boulevard to Yaupon Drive

  • Mitchell Drive from 8th Ave. S to Yaupon Drive

  • 4th Ave. N. from Ocean Boulevard to Shelly Street

D.  Tier Three – $1.50 per hour and $8 all day:

  • Ocean Boulevard 29th Ave. S. to 23rd Ave. N.

  • 22nd Ave. N. from Ocean Boulevard to Cassandra

  • 18th , 17th and 15th  Aves. S. from Ocean Boulevard to Yaupon Drive

  • Flagg Street from 1st Ave. S. to 6th Ave. N.

  • 4th and 6th Aves. N. from Flagg Street to Chester Street

  • 12th, 13th, and 14th Aves. N. from Chester Street to Kings Highway

  • Chester Street from 14th Ave. N. to 17th Ave. N.

  • Withers Drive from 16th Ave. N. to 26th Ave. N.

  • 16th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, and 29th Aves. N. from Ocean Boulevard to Kings Highway

  • 1st Ave. S. from Ocean Boulevard to Chester Street

  • 2nd Ave. N. from Ocean Boulevard to Chester Street

Other Meter Payment Methods

     All parking meters take U.S. coins (some also take credit and debit cards), while pay-stations accept coins, U.S. bills up to $10, credit cards and debit cards.  At a pay-station, pay the machine for the amount of time you intend to stay, and then display the printed receipt on your car's dash.  Special provisions exist for motorcycles, with specific instructions on the LED screen. Please note that no more than two motorcycles may be parked at one time in any public parking space.

     Don't have enough change?  Just call 843-626-PARK (626-7275), and we'll send an ambassador over with the amount requested.  If your business needs change, our parking ambassadors will gladly deliver it.  Businesses can even get rolls of quarters.  Call 843-626-PARK with any parking question. See our ParkMobile information, above left, for an even easier way to pay!

     A seven-day visitor parking pass is available for $30 from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage, Ninth Avenue North at Kings Highway.  The pass is good for seven consecutive days at all paid public parking area, but not in "decal only" parking areas. 

     A non-resident parking placard (see item 4, below) is available for $100 per year from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage.  This pass is good for public metered spaces between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South and in the metered street ends from 69th to 77th Avenues North.  This pass is not valid in "decal only" parking areas.   

Meter Citation Payments

     Yes, we do enforce the parking meters during the dates and hours stated.  Citations for unpaid parking begin at $30.  If unpaid after 30 days, the fine increases to the maximum of $60.  (Note:  this change in the parking citation rate was approved April 28 2015.)  Payments mailed must be postmarked by the 30th day.  Parking citations also may be paid on-line with Visa or MasterCard or by calling 843-626-PARK (7275).  Before appealing a parking meter citation, you must first pay the citation.  The parking meter appeal form is available on-line.

Other fees and charges for parking decals, guest placards and non-resident vehicle and golf cart decals

1.     Resident Decal

  • Free with proof of vehicle taxes paid and proof of residency.

  • Replacement of lost or damaged decal: $20.00.

2.     Guest Placard

  • Limit 4 per address: no fee.

  • Replacement of lost or damaged placard: $50.00 per placard.

3.     Seven Day Visitor Parking Pass for any metered parking:

  • $30.00 (not to be used in decal only restricted parking), available from Lanier Parking, Pavilion Parking Garage (843-626-7275)

4.     Non-resident decal/placard.

  • Fee: $100.00 per year (expires December 31 of every year, regardless of purchase date).

  • Use limitations: for designated metered parking between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South and at metered street ends from 69th to 77th Avenues North (not to be used in decal-only restricted parking).

5.     Nonresident golf cart decal:  $100.00.


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