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2/24/21

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has shared with the City their proposed plans to make accommodations on the IOP Connector bridge for cyclists.

Their plans involve reducing the center median from 10’ to 4’, expand the existing pedestrian lane from 4’ to 5’, install a 4’6”...Read more

2/5/21

On February 1, 2020, the City received a letter from the Secretary of Transportation, indicated the Department's position regarding parking along the state-owned rights of way on the Isle of Palms. In the...Read more

1/14/21

Fire Chief Graham retired from the Isle of Palms Fire Department on December 31, 2020 after 35 years of service to our community. Her leadership and contributions to the Isle of Palms community have been valuable beyond estimation and the City wishes her the best in this new chapter of her life...Read more

12/29/20

For safety and enjoyment, parking along the public rights-of-way is regulated 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 are "Residential Parking District" where parking is limited to vehicles properly...Read more

12/9/20

On a Special City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, City Council approved new membership for the City's Standing Committees for 2021 and appointed new members to the City's Boards and Commissions.

The makeup of the Standing Committees for 2021 will be as follows :...Read more

12/3/20

Please sign up here to participate in the City’s Strategic Planning Process. The City is seeking input from island residents, property owners and business owners.

After signing up, you will be added to the list to receive an email from the College of Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley...Read more

10/9/20

Care about your community and always wanted to get involved?

The City of Isle of Palms is seeking applicants to fill upcoming openings on various citizen boards and commissions. Apply online today and...Read more

9/23/20

City Council met on Tuesday, September 22, 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...Read more
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

On February 17, 2021, the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments and the CARTA Board approved the Isle of Palms 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)...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: Face Covering Requirement

The City of Isle of Palms has an emergency ordinance (ER 2020-14) in place requiring individuals to wear face coverings in retail and food service establishments.

City Hall General...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

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