Accommodations Tax


There is a vacancy on the accommodations tax committee due to a term expiring. You are not required to live in town, but you must be employed by a hospitality or lodging industry. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send a brief summary of your background to  For more information, please read below or call 843.913.6333.

Committee Members

Sammy Truett, Chairman   Term 02/24/2015 - 02/24/2019
Randy Harrison, Vice Chairman   Term 02/24/2015 - 02/24/2019
Carolyn Harbin   Term 05/14/2013 - 05/14/2017
Melodye Lane-Laveglia   Term 01/15/2014 - 01/15/2018
Gary Livesay   Term 09/13/2016 - 09/13/2020
Kathryn Martin   Term 04/14/2015 - 04/14/2019
Mil Servant   Term 02/24/2015 - 02/24/2019


Grant Application Grant applications are accepted year round.  Please submit via US Mail to Accommodations Tax Committee, Town of Surfside Beach, US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 or drop off at Town Hall.  For more information, contact Town Clerk Debra Herrmann at 843.913.6333 or email

Title 6: Allocation of A-Tax Revenue

Term:  4 years

Duties:  This committee makes recommendations to Town Council regarding the expenditure of revenue generated from the accommodations tax. 

Qualifications: The committee consists of seven members with a majority being selected from the hospitality industry of the municipality or county receiving the revenue. At least two of the hospitality industry members must be from the lodging industry, where applicable. One member shall represent the cultural organizations of the municipality or county receiving the revenue. Town residency is not required. 

Meeting Schedule:  This committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of January each yea at 4:00 p.m., and has other meetings as business dictates.  Meetings are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 115 US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. This notice is published pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act Section 30-4-80(A) and (E).  The public is invited to attend all meetings and events.

Contact Town Clerk Debra Herrmann at 843.913.6333 or for more information about the Accommodations Tax Committee.

Click Here to see the Accommodations Tax Committee Bylaws.