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9/16/20

Reassessment is required every five years by South Carolina statutes. The last reassessment in Charleston County was implemented in 2015. This reassessment is being implemented on schedule in 2020. The notices informing owners of the changes in value were mailed on September 11, 2020.

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9/16/20

Today, the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments and the CARTA Board approved the creation of a pilot beach shuttle service between Mount Pleasant and the City of Isle of Palms. The Beach Shuttle Service will pick up citizens from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location...Read more

8/13/20

City Council met on Thursday, August 13, 2020 to address changes to the City’s emergency ordinances. City Council took the following actions:

Citizens are required to use face coverings inside retail and food service establishments unless actively eating or drinking through October 13, 2020...Read more
8/3/20

Updated: 2:00 p.m., August 3, 2020

The City of Isle of Palms is monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to our area.

Storm Updates:

Tropical storm Isaias is located 130 miles south of Charleston with 65 mph winds and moving...Read more
7/15/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Emergency Ordinance 2020-11.

City Council took the following actions:

Businesses, including but not limited to event spaces, restaurants and bars, shall not...Read more
7/1/20

A camp counselor of the Isle of Palms Recreation Center tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The City immediately implemented our response plan, per CDC and SCDHEC guidelines, as follows:

The City hired a third-party contractor who performed a thorough cleaning and sanitization of...Read more

6/26/20

City Council held an Emergency Council meeting on June 26, 2020 at 3:30 p. m. to reconsider an Emergency Ordinance to require the public to wear facial coverings when in retail and food service...Read more

6/25/20

The State of South Carolina has recently established a new initiative called Palmetto Priority. The goal of the program is to help restaurants re-open safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes training courses and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control...Read more

6/24/20

On Tuesday June 23, 2020, the Isle of Palms City Council approved Emergency Ordinance 2020.09, extending the City’s State of Emergency and other provisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ordinance will continue to allow Council to hold virtual meetings during the state of emergency....Read more

6/17/20
The following operational changes are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: City Hall General Government, Municipal Court, Building, Planning & Zoning Staff is working regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are available via phone and email. Contact-less payment is available...Read more
6/15/20

An officer of the Isle of Palms Police Department tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. This employee was working the night shift and the last worked shift was Thursday, June 11 th , 2020. The employee began experiencing mild symptoms on Saturday, June 13, 2020 and is in quarantine at home...Read more

6/8/20

On May 26, 2020, City Council approved a resolution urging all Isle of Palms residents, tourists and visitors to wear protective face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Citizens should...Read more

6/1/20

In light of the the rioting and looting that erupted in downtown Charleston this past Saturday and Sunday linked to protests associated with the death of George Floyd, Mayor Carroll has declared a...Read more

5/29/20

City Council met today at 1:00 p.m. to hold second reading on Ordinance 2020-02 to increase the daily parking fee at the Municipal Parking Lots located on Pavilion Drive to $15 Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays and increase the hourly fee for on-street parking on Ocean Boulevard between 10th...Read more

5/29/20

City Council met today, Friday May 29, 2020, to hold second reading for Ordinance 2020-02 which is titled "an ordinance to establish the daily parking fee for the Municipal Parking Lots to $10 Monday through Friday and $15 Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays and the hourly fee...Read more

5/8/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Friday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the recommendations developed by the Short Term Rental & Hotel Phased Re-Opening Task Force and consider further measures to protect the citizens of the Isle of Palms....Read more

5/5/20

Q: Is the Isle of Palms beach closed?

A: No. Public beach access paths are open. The checkpoints and access restrictions to the Isle of Palms will be lifted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. UPDATE: Since this article was posted the "Keep it Moving" policy has also been rescinded. The...Read more

5/4/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss and consider amendments to the emergency ordinances and implement further measures to protect the citizens of the Isle of Palms.

City Council took the...Read more

5/2/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss and consider amendments to the emergency ordinances and implement further measures to protect the citizens of the Isle of Palms.

City Council took the following...Read more

5/1/20

The Governor of South Carolina held a press conference today, Friday May 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss and issue amendments to the Mandatory Stay at Home Order and to discuss further measures for opening restaurants and short-term rentals in South Carolina.

The Governor announced the...Read more

4/30/20

The Mayor and the City of Isle of Palms City Council sent this letter in response to the recent reports about the Mount Pleasant Town Council holding a special meeting to ask barrier...Read more

4/28/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and consider amendments to the emergency ordinances, implement further measures to protect the citizens of the Isle of Palms and discuss a phased reopening strategy for the...Read more

4/27/20

As part of Dominion Energy's five-year tree trimming cycle to maintain public safety and system reliability, a number of palmetto trees located on the public right of way across the island need to be removed. Following an assessment by Dominion Energy's certified arborists, 97 palmettos were...Read more

4/27/20

The Isle of Palms City Council will be holding a Special City Council Meeting tomorrow April 28th at 6:00 p. m.. The agenda for this meeting can be found here and at www.iop....Read more

4/20/20

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Monday April 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss and consider possible amendments to Emergency Ordinance 2020-02 and implement further measures to protect the citizens of the Isle of Palms.

Today, Governor McMaster...Read more

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