Beach Season Parking

2017 Beach Season Parking - Proposed Changes

For safety and enjoyment, parking is regulated along the public rights-of-way May 15 through September 15 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In the on-street beach parking zones, parking will be free of charge. Adjacent residential areas would become “residential parking only.” Paid parking remains available in the City lots, Charleston County Park lots and Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th Avenues.

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Residential Parking District

Homeowner/Long Term Resident 

Homeowners or long-term tenants (long-term tenants are those who occupy a residential unit for more than 3 months) within a residential parking district may register their vehicles/golf carts with the Police Department by presenting the vehicle registration and proof of residency. Each registered vehicle will receive a resident parking permit to be renewed annually. Isle of Palms homeowners and long-term tenants may register any car registered to the residence.

Getting your residential parking decals is free and easy. You can complete the application online. You may also visit the Isle of Palms Public Safety Building, located at 30 J C Long Boulevard, to complete and submit the application. Resident parking permits must be placed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the rear windshield.

Non-Resident Property Owner

Non-resident property owners, who own a property assessed for property tax purposes at the 6% rate located within the Residential Parking District, may also register their vehicles by presenting the vehicle registration and proof of ownership and will receive a maximum 2 residential parking permits.

Getting your residential parking decals is free and easy. You can complete the application online. You may also visit the Isle of Palms Public Safety Building, located at 30 J C Long Boulevard, to complete and submit the application. Resident parking permits must be placed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the rear windshield.

No parking permit is required for vehicles parking in designated handicap parking spaces within the residential parking district. Disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart are exempt from the resident parking permit requirements as long as the vehicle has the appropriate license plate issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  

One-Day Resident Visitor Parking Permit

Homeowners and long-term tenants may apply to the Police Department for the purchase of up to 2 books of 30 “one-day resident visitor parking permits” per calendar year. The cost of each booklet is $15.00. These permits are valid for 1 day and can be used when right-of-way parking is required for guests at the homeowner’s or long-term tenant’s home within the residential parking district from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., May 15 through September 15. 

Short-Term Rental Parking Permit

Owners of short-term rentals may apply to the Police Department for the purchase of up to 4 portable parking permits per calendar year. The cost of each portable parking permit is $15.00 to be used by short-term tenants to park in the public rights-of-way from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., May 15 through September 15 when no adequate off-street parking is available on the property.
 

Beach Parking

Click on this link to view a map of the Beach Parking District.

 
No permit or parking fee exists to park along the public rights-of-way in the following beach parking areas:
  • 3rd Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard
  • East side of 4th Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard
  • 5th Avenue, between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard
  • 6th Avenue, between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard
  • 7th Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard
  • East side of 8th Avenue, between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard
  • East side of 9th Avenue, between Ocean Boulevard and Carolina Boulevard
  • Palm Boulevard between 21st Avenue and 57th Avenue
All vehicles parked in the designated beach parking areas must obey state and local parking regulations posted in those areas.
 
A sandy path leading to the beach.