Codes & Ordinances


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The Code of the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina

The Code is updated annually to incorporate ordinances that City Council has adopted with second reading and ratification.  Below are ordinances that have been adopted recently and will be incoporated in the next update. The most recent update include ordinances enacted through July 22, 2014.

Ordinance 2015-09 - An Ordinance Amending Title 8, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 1, Traffic Regulations, Article C, Stopping, Standing, and Parking Vehicles, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Increase the Number of Days in the Grace Period for Payment of Parking Fines from Twenty (20) Days to Thirty (30) Days in Accordance with State Statute and to Increase the Fines for Parking from $15.00 to $25.00 for Parking in Excess of the Time Allowed in Any Parking Zone or Parking Space and from $25.00 to $50.00 for Parking in Violation of Any Other Parking Regulation. (Second Reading and Ratification on June 23, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-08 - An Ordinance Amending Title 3, Public Works, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances by Adding a New Chapter 4 Titled "Single-Use Plastic Bags," to Prohibit Use of Single-Use Plastic Bags by Business Establishments. (Second Reading and Ratification on June 23, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-07 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 9, Short-Term Rentals, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Require Short-Term Rental Owners to Post Written Notices with Information about the City's Noise Ordinance on Exterior Decks, Porches, Patios, Pools, or Other Gathering Areas of a Short-Term Rental Residence. (Second Reading and Ratification on June 23, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-06 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 1, General Provisions, and Article 3, Landscaping and Tree Removal Regulations, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Amend the Definition of Hazardous Tree and to Permit Removal of Hazardous Trees Causing Structural Damage or Posing a Clear and Imminent Threat of Structural Damage to Septic Tank Systems. (Second Reading an Ratification on June 23, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-05 - An Ordinance Amending the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina Pursuant to the South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994. (Second Reading and Ratification on May 26, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-04 - An Ordinance to Raise Revenue and Adopt a Budget for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2015, and Ending June 30, 2016. (Second Reading and Ratification on May 26, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-03 - An Ordinance Amending Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 6, Hospitality Tax, Section 7-6-5, Violations and Penalties, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Provide for Suspension and/or Revocation of Business Licenses for Failure to Collect or timely remit Hospitality Taxes to the City. (Second Reading and Ratification on February 24, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-02 - An Ordinance authorizing the City Administrator of the City of Isle of Palms to Execute the Necessary Documents to enter into that Certain Fourth Amendment to Commercial Lease Agreement Between the City of Isle of Palms and Marina Joint Ventures, Inc., Attached Hereto as Exhibit 1 and Incorporated Herein by Reference, in Order to Extend the Term of the Lease for Thirty (30) Years, to Clarify the Maintenance Responsibilities Between the Parties, and to Provide for Other Amendments to the Terms of the Lease Concerning Improvements and Alterations, Additional Rent, and Subleasing. (Second Reading and Ratification on February 24, 2015)

Ordinance 2015-01 - An Ordinance authorizing the City Administrator of the City of Isle of Palms to Execute the Necessary Documents to enter into that Certain Third Amendment to Commercial Lease Agreement Between the City of Isle of Palms and Marina Outpost, LLC, Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and Incorporated Herein by Reference, in Order to Extend the Term of the Lease for Thirty (30) Years, to Clarify the Maintenance Responsibilities Between the Parties, and to Provide for Other Amendments to the Terms of the Lease for Alterations and Improvements, Additional Rent, and Subleasing. (Second Reading and Ratification on February 24, 2015)

Ordinance 2014-11 - An Ordinance to Amend Section 8(A) of Ordinance No. 1999-20 of the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina (The "Franchise Ordinance") to Increase the Franchise Fee Payments from the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (The "Company") to the City of Isle of Palms (The "City") from Three Percent to Five Percent of the Gross Sales Revenue from all Residential an Commercial Sales of Electricity; to Provide New Conditions and an Effective Date for Changing the Franchise Fee Percentage Rate; and to Provide a new Maximum Franchise Fee Percentage Rate. (Second Reading and Ratificaton on November 18, 2014)

Ordinance 2014-05 - An Ordinance Authorizing the Transfer of All Right Title and Interest that the City of Isle of Palms may have on the Properties Identified as TMS #568-12-00-301, TMS #571-07-00-029, TMS #568-12-00-004, TMS #568-09-00-042, TMS #571-05-00-175, and TMS #571-07-00-030, and all Water and Sewer System Appurtenances and Easements, by Quitclaim Deed to the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission. (Second Reading and Ratification on October 28, 2014).

Ordinance 2014-10 - An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina Providing for the Implementation of the Provisions of the Fairness in Lodging Act.  (Second Reading and Ratification on September 30, 2014)

Ordinance 2014-08 - An Ordinance to Levy and Impose, Subject to a Referendum, a One Percent Beach Preservation Fee on the Gross Proceeds Derived from the Rental Charges for Accommodations Furnished to Transients for Consideration which are Subject to the Local Accommodations Tax within the City of Isle of Palms Pursuant to the Beach Preservation Act, Section 6-1-610, ET SEQ., of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, As Amended; to Define the Purposes for which the Proceeds of the Beach Preservation Fee May be Used; to Provide for a Referendum on the Imposition of the Beach Preservation Fee and to Prescribe the Contents of the Ballet Questions in the Referendum; and to Provide for a Seperate Fund and Remittance of the Beach Preservation Fee if Approved. (Second Reading and Ratification on July 29, 2014)