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March 30 – City Council Revises its Emergency Order Pertaining to A Prohibition Against Short-Term Rentals
During a March 30, 3:00 p.m. emergency meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council revised its March 26 emergency ordinance pertaining to a prohibition against short-term rentals.
The most significant changes can be found on page two of the revised emergency ordinance, Sections 2 and 4.
In Section 2, the prohibition now extends to all manner of short-term rentals, not just those of 29 days or less, and, visitors currently checked in prior to March 31 must abide by the Governor’s self-quarantine Order 2020-14.
In Section 4, additional information is added regarding the potential for business license suspension/revocation.
To read or download the revised ordinance, please visit here:
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March 26 – COVID-19 Update—Short-term Rentals Temporarily Prohibited

Today (March 26, 2020), the City Council for the City of North Myrtle Beach put into effect an emergency ordinance to suspend the rental and use of short-term rentals, hotels, and other overnight accommodations for 29 days (or less) beginning March 27 through April 30.

Specifics of the emergency ordinance include:

  • Visitors currently checked in may remain until the end of their existing reservations.
  • Rental and use of short-term rentals are, including, but not limited to, hotels, motels, condo-hotels, rental properties, inclusive of private management companies and HOAs, Airbnb, VRBO style lodging, public and private campgrounds, and other overnight accommodations.
  • Short-term rentals extended to government, hospital, health, agency, law enforcement, military, and other critical personnel actively responding to COVID-19 are EXEMPT.

We apologize that we can’t provide you with your vacations at this time. We stand united with others in sending prayers and thoughts to all of those directly impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We are hoping for a quick recovery for our nation and economy. Given the historical resilience of Americans, we know that together this will make us stronger.

The dates on this ordinance may change as it says, “29 days or less.” We will keep you updated. If you have questions regarding this temporary order, or on future reservations, please reach out to us at 843-273-3001. Our guest service representatives are available.

We wish you and your family good health and safety.

For the full emergency ordinance, please review here.