Utility Services & Billing
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The Financial Services Department is responsible for water, sewer, sanitation and stormwater management fees, all billed monthly on the same utility statement. Call 843-918-1212 for assistance. The Financial Services Department is located in the City Services Building, 921 North Oak Street. All related applications, documents and forms are available in the Documents Center in the "Utility Services & Billing" Folder.
NEW, BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019... Click here to view the schedule of water and sewer user charges, effective with service billed on or after August 1, 2019.
NEW UTILITY CUSTOMERS
If you're a new customer, see the FAQs below!
How can I pay my utility bill?
- The IVR Customer Portal allows a one-time payment without having to create a user account.
- Call 844-571-2888 and use our pay-by-phone feature. The call is free, and there’s no service charge to pay either with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or electronic check. The pay-by-phone option is available 24-hours a day, including holidays, and even has an option to hear the message in Spanish.
You may mail your payment using the self-addressed envelope that is provided with your utility bill statement.
You may pay your bill in person at the City Services Building, 921 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC. A drive-through window is available, or you may come inside to the service counter.
You may use one of the two after-hours utility payment boxes located at the City Services Building.
You may choose to have your monthly bill via automatic bank draft (checking or savings account) or self-managed automatic draft (credit card, debit card, or e-check account) by registering for an account using our Customer Portal.
Can I receive my bill electronically and avoid the paper bill?
Yes. You must sign-up for the OnLine Utility E-Service and opt out of receiving the paper bill. You will then receive a monthly e-mail notice to inform you when your new bill is ready to be viewed.
I need to begin receiving utility service. What do I do?
Property owners and renters must complete an application for New Water Service. Please refer to the New Residential Water and Sewer Service Application or New Business Water and Sewer Service Application.
Renters must provide the name of the owner or managing agency of the property. All persons or entities must pay the appropriate utility deposit.
How much is the utility deposit?
The amount of the utility deposit depends upon the size of the water meter installed at the property. Please see the Schedule of Utility Deposits.
Does it matter if I am a new customer or an existing customer when applying for new utility services?
Yes. Existing customers may transfer their utility deposit to the new location. New customers must pay the utility deposit when the application for New Service is submitted.
I am a property owner who rents to others. Do I need to pay a utility deposit?
Yes. Rental property owners are required to maintain a utility deposit on file with the city as long as the property is owned. The utility deposit will be returned when you sell the property.
When will I receive my deposit back?
Residential property owners who occupy the property as their primary residence will receive a refund of their utility deposit once certain conditions are met. The account must be maintained for a minimum of three years, and the owner cannot have more than two consecutive 30-day arrearages, or more than two non-consecutive arrearages, in the past 36 months. All other customers receive their utility deposit after termination of their service.
How often will I be billed?
Customers are billed once per month, and every attempt is made to read meters on a 30-day cycle. Bills are mailed on Friday, and customers are given three weeks to remit payment before any late penalty is applied. Please note that one billing cycle every quarter will be slightly longer or shorter due to the 12-month calendar.
What kind of utility bill can I expect to receive?
Your utility bill will vary according to the amount of water that is consumed each month. Please refer to the Schedule of Water and Sewer Rates for the current rate structure. In addition to water and/or sewer charges, your account may include sanitation and stormwater management fees. The sanitation and stormwater management fees are fixed charges and will not change each month.
Will I receive a bill if I do not use any water?
Yes. All customers are billed a small base charge for water and/or sewer, even if no water is used.