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The paid parking season returns Friday, March 1, and continues through October 31

The paid parking season returns Friday, March 1, and continues through October 31.

Look for parking meters to reappear next week, although they won’t be active until Friday. Meanwhile, online registration continues for City of Myrtle Beach residential parking decals. See http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/…/resident_parking_decal.p… and follow the directions.

The parking decals, valid through December 2020, are tied to where the car “lives” and pays taxes. Personal use ve...hicles which are registered inside the city limits and on which city property taxes have been paid are eligible for the decals. The paid parking season begins March 1 and runs through October 31.

The 2019 parking meter season is the 5th season of the program. 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 used for long periods.

The decals are given to those who pay property taxes on vehicles “tied” to a property within the city. Those taxes are viewed as a monetary contribution that those who live in the county and elsewhere do not contribute. (City residents pay both city taxes and county taxes.)

However, the city offers two options to our neighbors and visitors who are not eligible for a decal...

1. 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 areas.

2. A non-resident parking placard 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.