Terms and Conditions
- Temporary vendors shall be allowed as accessory uses to existing businesses provided that;
- The existing location is of sufficient size to accommodate additional traffic and vending booths shall not displace more than thirty (30) percent of the existing business parking lot.
- Vending booths as a conditional use or structure shall be setback twenty (20) feet from the right-of-way line of any public or private roadway. They shall have a minimum separation of six (6) feet from the principal structure or other uses upon the lot. No more than four vending booths may be joined together without providing a minimum 6-foot separation between them and adjacent vending booths.
- No vending booth shall be closer than five (5) feet to any abutting side or rear property line. If the property is surrounded by a privacy fence, of at least six (6) feet in height, the side and rear setbacks shall not apply.
- Businesses allowing vending shall provide two (2) parking spaces per vendor and the area for vending parking shall be designated as "vehicle parking only" and cordoned off from pedestrian and all other uses.
- Temporary vending shall be allowed on vacant lots in zoning districts allowing retail sales provided;
- The vacant lot is of sufficient size to accommodate additional traffic and vending booths.
- No vending booths shall be located on the lot closer than twenty-five (25) feet to any property line abutting a street and no closer than ten (10) feet to any other property line and separated from other ending uses by six (6) feet.
- Any vacant lot where the property line abuts a residential use or zoning district shall not be allowed to accommodate a vending use.
- Vacant lots allowing vending uses shall provide three (3) parking spaces per vendor and provide a designated area on the lot where they are located strictly for vehicle parking only to accommodate this requirement. The designated area shall not be closer than ten (10) feet to the highway right-of-way.
- Temporary Signage must be permitted in compliance with Appendix B Article X and Section 1012 of the Horry County Code of Ordinance.
- Temporary signage for such locations that allow vending shall be restricted to locating all signage to the vending booth, which is permitted. (No fee required)
- No signage, other than one (1) temporary road frontage sign advertising the location/name of the vending area shall be permitted.
- All signage that violates Section 1004 of the Horry County Code of Ordinances will be removed with or without official notification.
- A site plan drawn to scale shall be required showing vendor location, setbacks, existing parking, and designated reserved parking area for vendors and signage location.
- A letter and/or copy of an official lease agreement from the property owner and a copy of the property owner's business license must be provided where vending permits are requested.
- Temporary vending booths selling alcoholic beverages shall be separated one hundred (100) feet from other temporary vending booths selling alcohol beverages.
- All vending locations shall provide proof (receipts for services) of bathroom facilities and litter containment and removal during the permitting process.
- Any vending location that occupies houses or stores a recreation vehicle for vending or overnight purposes shall be limited to the lot on which they are permitted otherwise; RV's shall not be used or stored on any other location other than in the zoning district that they are allowed (Destination Park Zoning District).
- The property owner/lessee or assigns shall be responsible for any violation of this section or any other sections of the Horry County Code of Ordinances. Such violations may result in the revocation or denial of a Certificate of Zoning Compliance for this or any future use as a festival, fair or special event.
- Non profit organizations, exempt from obtaining an Horry County Business License, that sponsor events at which temporary vending occurs shall be required to obtain one Zoning Compliance for such vending locations. A site plan shall be submitted showing the designated area (i.e. blocks, streets, or group of parcels) of-such vending locations. If parking is not being provided within the designated area, the non-profit organization shall provide proof that off-street parking has been reserved and designated to accommodate event patrons. Non-profit organizations shall be exempt from certificate of zoning compliance fees.
- Permits will be valid for the approved dates of such event. No permits will be issued earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled event.
Note: All documents and requirements of Section 1304 must be met and approved by Code Enforcement along with payment of all applicable fees in order to reserve locations. Permits are limited in number, please see below.
Section 723.6 (B) Temporary Vending Overlay Zones
The Temporary Vending Overlay Zones (TVOZ) are defined as:
- Southern Strand Temporary Vending Overlay (SSTVO) 25 permits maximum
The SSTVO shall be defined as that area bounded on the north by SC Highway 544, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Horry-Georgetown County Line, and the west by the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Central Strand Temporary Vending Overlay (CSTVO) 50 permits maximum
The CSTVO shall be defined as that area bounded on the south by SC Highway 544, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by US Highway 501, and the west by the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Northern Strand Temporary Vending Overlay (NSTVO) 75 permits maximum
The NSTVO shall be defined as that area lying east of western right-of-way line of US Highway 17 from the South Carolina-North Carolina state line to where such highway crosses the Intracoastal Waterway at which point the NSTVO shall be that area bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, US Highway 501 on the south and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west.
- Southern Waccamaw Temporary Vending Overlay (SWTVO) 75 permits maximum
The SWTVO is defined as the area bounded on the north by US Highway 501, on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by the Horry/Georgetown County Line, and the west by the Waccamaw River.
- Northern Waccamaw Temporary Overlay (NWTVO) 75 permits maximum
The NWTVO is defined as the area bounded on the north by the North Carolina/South Carolina State Line, on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway, on the south by US Highway 501, and the west by the Waccamaw River.
- Western Temporary Vending Overlay (WTVO) 100 permits maximum
The WTVO is defined as the area of Horry County west of the Waccamaw River.