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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 cell 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!

Blue Box  Have a question about city services for people with disabilities?  See Myrtle Beach's notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our page of accessibility information  

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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.

     Myrtle Beach's parking management area is east of Kings Highway, from 31st Avenue North to 29th Avenue South and from 69th Avenue North to 77th Avenue North.  The 52nd and 53rd Avenue North street ends also have parking meters.  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 or pay-station for more information.

     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. 

Meter Locations and Hours of Enforcement

     Most meters offer all-day parking, but high traffic areas, such as near the amusement parks, allow short-term parking. A green 24-hour sticker on the street side of the meter indicates that itís available for all-day parking.  Red stickers, as shown, indicate short-term parking up to three hours maximum.  Hourly rates range from $1.00 to $1.50, depending on location and demand.

     All-day meters also state clearly that you can rent that meter for the whole day for just $6.00.  That rate compares very favorably with what private parking concessions charge.  Again, meters with the green 24-hour stickers offer the all-day option for just $6.00.   

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 the office at 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 626-PARK with any parking question. See our Parkmobile information, above left, for an even easier way to pay!

Meter Citation Payments

     Yes, we do enforce the parking meters during the dates and hours stated.  Citations for unpaid parking begin at $20.  If unpaid after 30 days, the fine increases $10, to $30.  If unpaid after 45 days, the fine increases $15, to $45.  Payments mailed must be postmarked by the 30th (or 45th) day.  Parking citations also may be paid on-line with Visa or MasterCard or by calling 843-626-PARK (7275).


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P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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