Beach Season Parking

2017 Beach Season Parking - Proposed Changes

For safety and enjoyment, parking is regulated along the public rights-of-way from 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 is free of charge. Adjacent residential areas would become "resident parking only." Paid parking remains available in the Municipal Parking Lots on Pavilion Drive, Charleston County Park lots and Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th Avenues. 

APPLY ONLINE FOR 2017 RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS 

Resident Parking District

Residential zoning district where parking along the public right-of-way is limited from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from May 15 through September 15 to vehicles properly displaying a Resident Parking Permit or Special Permit. 

Resident Owners and Resident Renters 

Resident owners (owners of residential units located within the City that are assessed for property tax purposes at the 4% rate) and resident renters ( tenants or residents of a residential unit located within the City, other than the owner, who occupy the residential unit for more than 3 months) within a Resident 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 resident owners and resident renters may register any car registered to the residence.

Resident parking permits must be placed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the rear windshield.

Getting your residential parking decals is free and easy. You can complete the application online or 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 Owner and Resident Renter 2017 Parking Permit Application Form 

Apply for a 2017 Resident Parking Permit Online

Part-Time Resident Owners 

Part-time resident owners, who own a property assessed for property tax purposes at the 6% rate located within the Resident 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.

Resident parking permits must be placed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the rear windshield.

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. 

Part-Time Resident Owner 2017 Parking Permit Application Form 

Apply for a 2017 Resident Parking Permit Online

Special Permits 

Visitor Parking Permit

Each Isle of Palms residence, within a Residential Parking District,  may apply to the Police Department for one (1) free booklet of thirty (30) visitor parking permits per calendar year. The cost of each additional booklet is $15.00. These permits are valid for 1 day and can only be used when additional parking is required for guests at the resident's home within the Resident Parking District from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., May 15 through September 15. Each visitor parking permit must identify the property address for which it was issued. 

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 within the Resident Parking District 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.
 

Contractor Permit

On application by a licensed contractor, the Building Department may issue temporary permits for contractor vehicle parking for construction projects requiring a building permit on residential properties located within the Resident Parking District. 

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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.  
 

Beach Parking

Click on this link to view a map of the Beach Parking District and Residential 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 40th Avenue
  • Palm Boulevard between 42nd 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.