Public Works Department

(843) 918-2000

Janet Curry, Director

The Public Works Department includes the Engineering Division, Equipment Maintenance Division, Parks Division, Solid Waste & Recycling Division, Street Division, Traffic Engineering Division and Water & Sewer Division.


From time-to-time, citizens initiate requests for specific neighborhood infrastructure improvement projects.  These include new sidewalk installations, stormwater system improvements and traffic calming devices.  The city provides a uniform policy for the review of these types of requests to determine the level of support each request has within the neighborhood it will directly affect.  To learn more, see our Infrastructure Project Request webpage.


The Engineering Division reviews public and private development projects and is responsible for construction inspections of water, sewer, street, drainage, stormwater and solid waste improvements.  The division also oversees mapping and graphics preparation and calculates water and sewer tap and impact fees.  For service assistance, dial 843-918-2076 or 843-918-2027.


The Equipment Maintenance Division maintains the city’s fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles.  The Equipment Maintenance facility is located on 10th Avenue North Extension.  Currently, the city has nearly 500 vehicles in service, ranging from police cars to garbage trucks, and from street sweepers to fire engines.  For service assistance, dial 843-918-2009.


The Parks Division is responsible for maintaining the city’s landscaping, especially in the constantly-growing network of public, city-owned parks.  This division also maintains grass, trees and shrubs in the highway medians and rights of ways, cleans the beach each day during the early morning hours, and provides litter control services on Kings Highway and other heavily traveled areas.  A list of Parks Division Rental Rules and Regulations is available as a PDF.  Richard Kirby serves as Parks Superintendent.  For assistance, call 843-918-2390.


The Solid Waste Division collects residential garbage weekly from 90-gallon rollout containers called "Pelicans," which the city provides for a fee.  The city is divided into four collection zones.  One zone receives complete service each day, Monday through Thursday.  All household garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky junk are picked up on the same day each week.  Blue recycling bins are available free for our residential customers.  Larger, 30-gallon rollout recycling carts are available for a fee.  The Solid Waste Division also operates a solid waste transfer station on Mr. Joe White Avenue Extension.  For information regarding collection of storm related debris, see our Storm Damage Debris Collection webpage.  For general service assistance, call 843-918-2160. 


The Street Division is responsible for maintaining city streets, sidewalks, stormwater drainage and beach pipes, as well as mosquito control.  The division also supports other areas of the city in construction activities and capital improvement projects.  For service assistance, dial 843-918-2000.


The Traffic Engineering Division designs, installs and maintains signs and traffic signals and is responsible for road markings on all city streets and public parking areas.  Streetlights and festival lights also fall under this division’s umbrella.  For service assistance, dial 843-918-2000.


The Water and Sewer Divisions provide water and sewer service to areas east of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on the south end to Ocean Creek on the north end.  As the city’s retail arm for these services, the divisions install and maintain water and sewer lines, above ground water storage tanks and below ground sewer pumping stations.  The current annual Water Quality Report is available for review.  For questions regarding your utility bill or service assistance, dial 843-918-1212.  For service repairs, dial 843-918-2000.  Here is a list of Certified Backflow Testers.