SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Surfside Beach plans to start using a license-plate reader for parking in the town, officials said Thursday in a Facebook post.

When residents register a vehicle for parking, they will no longer get a decal. Instead, the license plate number will be registered to the recognition system, the post said.

Attendants will then be able to scan a vehicle’s license plate to determine whether it is registered for parking.

Full-time, year-round residents of Surfside Beach will be able to register the number of vehicles within their household, the post said. Part-time residents and property owners are entitled to two registrations with an option to buy more for $40 each, provided they show proof of property ownership in Surfside Beach.

Golf carts and low-speed vehicles will still receive a physical decal, the town said. The decals will be registered to an address and will count toward the allotment of decals, depending on your residency.

Registration for the new decal policy begins on Feb. 6.

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