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If you want to be involved in your city government, consider applying for a vacancy on one of the City's boards and commissions that advises City Council and help shape city policies.

All applicants must be residents of the City of Isle of Palms and have some background or expertise in...Read more


Isle of Palms City Council will honor Howard Hogue – aka Beach Santa – on July 27 with its Signal 30 Award, recognizing Hogue’s efforts to keep the coast clean and draw attention to the litter crisis plaguing beaches, oceans and waterways.

The City of Isle of Palms...Read more


11:00 a.m., July 6, 2021 Update:

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the City of Isle of Palms. Tropical storm conditions are possible in our area late Wednesday, July 7th and early Thursday, July 8th.

The National Weather Service in Charleston forecasts risk of heavy rains...Read more


The SC Department of Transportation will be on the Isle of Palms on Monday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 23, 2021, installing a concrete median at the 20th Avenue crosswalk with the goal of enhancing pedestrian safety.

A traffic control plan is in place that allows one lane to remain...Read more


The City has received information from the Town of Sullivan's Island, Charleston Water Systems and Mount Pleasant Waterworks that additional lane closures on SC703 Ben Sawyer Boulevard are expected beginning tomorrow, June 16, through Friday, June 18, in an effort to complete the waterline...Read more


On May 25, 2021, City Council voted to establish the Environmental Advisory Committee. The Committee's primary focus is to advise City Council on matters of environmental impact, protections, conservation and sustainability by exploring innovations, best practices & data around changes....Read more


Mount Pleasant Waterworks has announced a lane closure and traffic pattern change on Ben Sawyer Boulevard for Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The closure will start prior to the morning commute and take place along a 1-mile section of the roadway near the entrance of Toler’s Cove. The closure is...Read more


On Friday, May 21, 2021, Isle of Palms City Council held a virtual meeting to vote on a resolution to oppose the implementation of S40 and urge Governor McMaster to veto said legislation. The...Read more


Starting Memorial Day Weekend, you can #RideCARTA to the Isle of Palms! Hop on the NEW Beach Reach Shuttle at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and park for free -- or connect via CARTA Routes 40/42 -- to be dropped off steps away from the sand!

The hourly service, which launches May 29, will...Read more


The proposed FY22 budget was presented to City Council on April 28, 2021 where it was unanimously approved through First Reading of Budget Ordinance 2021-05.

The City will hold a Public Hearing at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 prior to final approval through a Second Reading of the...Read more


The City has experienced an increase in the number of reported coyote sightings across the island. Citizens reported twelve (12) coyote sightings during the month of April 2021, compared to one (1) sighting reported in April of last year.

If you see a coyote, do not approach it. Please...Read more


Early this morning, IOP public safety personnel responded to a fuel spill at the Circle K gas station, near the intersection of the Isle of Palms Connector and Palm Boulevard. Emergency response personnel are on scene managing the situation. Updates and information about road closures will be...Read more


City Council approved Second Reading of an ordinance to implement angled parking along the landside of Palm Boulevard between...Read more


On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Charleston County will host a FREE "Shred Day" at the Mount Pleasant Department of Motor Vehicles, located at the end of the IOP Connector at 1189 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway in Mount Pleasant.

The event begins at 9:00 a. m. and ends at 12:00 p. m.

The...Read more


Due to software issues with some of the parking kiosks located at Front Beach and the Municipal Parking lots, parking payments will only be accepted via the FlowBird parking app . All parking kiosks will be covered and signage will be available providing instructions on how to install the...Read more


Over the past few months, the City of Isle of Palms, Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) have worked together to quickly and collaboratively address concerns over parking, beach access, and the safety of pedestrians and motorists...Read more


In response to the threat of severe weather this afternoon March 18, 2021, the City of Isle of Palms will be immediately implementing the following procedures:

Recreation programming for this afternoon including all Baseball and Softball practices are postponed. Afternoon senior classes at...Read more

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


On Friday, March 5, 2021, Governor McMaster rescinded the Executive Order that required the use of face coverings in government buildings and restaurants. The Executive Order recommends the previously mandated face covering safety measures in restaurants. Read the complete Executive Order 2020-...Read more


Dominion Energy will begin removing remaining palmetto trees (9 total) located at the addresses below this weekend. The work is expected to begin on Friday, March 5, 2021. According to Dominion Energy, most of these were missed by their contractor during the removal initiative in 2020, and were...Read more


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


On February 1, 2021, the City received a letter from the Secretary of Transportation, indicating the Department's position regarding parking along the state-owned rights of way on the Isle of Palms. In the...Read more


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


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


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