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Exciting News about IOP Water and Sewer Customer Portal Access

As customers may be aware, the Isle of Palms Water & Sewer Commission (IOPWSC) has been busy over the past year upgrading our meter reading system. This work includes replacing water meters to a technologically advanced...Read more

City of Isle of Palms Police Captain Jeff Swain

Isle of Palms (IOP) Police Captain Jeff Swain graduated from the...Read more

Learn how to compost home food scraps at this FREE workshop!

Space is limited for the workshop. Please RSVP and learn more here .

There are two options available to residents...Read more


Get ready for Wild Roll Wednesday, which starts in April.

The Isle of Palms Recreation, Police and Fire Departments will team up to host a fun, new group fitness training program with a ROLL! Each week will feature a different trainer/coach from a different department that will provide a...Read more


The City is proud to support the Isle of Palms Clean Up Crew!

Using volunteer power, the Clean Up Crew works to keep the coast clean by removing litter from the beach, roads and parking lots. The crew kicked off its spring litter sweep schedule on March 13 with groups...Read more

Beach Traffic Management

I wanted to provide you with a quick update on our planning efforts for traffic during our busy season. Building on the success from last year’s efforts, we held a planning meeting to strategize on ideas to improve traffic flow and signage during the upcoming season....Read more

March 13, 2023

The City is accepting applications to fill a vacancy in the Planning Commission created by the departure of Steve Corney. The term for the vacant seat expires on December 31, 2024, at which point the...Read more

March 6, 2023

Hello! Spring is upon us or at least the pollen season has certainly gotten an early start. Makes me wish we had a car wash on the island for those days when I can write my name in pollen on my car. Spring breaks will start soon, and our island will be filled with vacationers and...Read more


On Thursday, March 2, 2023, Judge Roger Young ruled in favor of the City in the claim brought by the Charleston Beach Foundation LLC, f/k/a Charleston Area Public Beach Access and Parking Group against the City of Isle of Palms. The City prevailed on all claims presented in the lawsuit....Read more

February 28, 2023

We understand that the audio of the City Council meeting livestream did not work properly. The City recorded the audio of the meeting and it is available here next to the meeting agenda under "Other files." We are looking...Read more
March 1, 2023

Charleston County Public Works will begin work on a Resurfacing and Lane Utilization project in the intersection of Rifle Range Road and the base of the bridge on the Mount Pleasant side beginning Sunday, March 5 to Friday, March 10, weather permitting, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m...Read more

February 10, 2023

Below is the full Mayor’s message as it was submitted to the Island Eye for the most recent publication. The printed version was edited by the Island Eye without my permission and did not contain the full message.

Greetings. There is a lot happening on our island! A...Read more

January 18, 2023

The City of Isle of Palms and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have been working collaboratively on a comprehensive analysis of the existing configuration of the IOP Connector and the development of alternative configurations to address mobility, safety and...Read more


Road work and detour at the intersection of 30 th Avenue and Waterway Boulevard will begin the week of January 23, 2023.

The City has initiated the third phase of a project to improve storm water and tidal drainage across the island. This project is intended to make significant drainage...Read more

January 13, 2023

Happy New Year! I hope this year is a healthy and happy one for you and your family. Your City Council is off and running for 2023. January will be a busy month with our first meeting having occurred on the 3rd, 2 short term rental Council workshops on the 9th and 23rd, regular...Read more

December 21, 2022

The Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, and Tuesday, December 27, 2022, in observance of Christmas Day and the day after Christmas. As a result, household garbage, debris and miscellaneous collection will be altered. The household garbage...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is accepting applications from organizations wishing to receive grants from the 2% state accommodations tax fund.

South Carolina law allows for a 2% tax levy on the rental of all transient accommodations to help provide financial support to promote tourism and...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is accepting applications from organizations wishing to receive grants from the 2% state accommodations tax fund.

South Carolina law allows for a 2% tax levy on the rental of all transient accommodations to help provide financial support to promote tourism and...Read more

December 16, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you are able to spend some time with family and friends during this holiday season. What a great time of year to be fortunate enough to live where we can walk on the beach, play golf, relax by a pool or whatever else is your outdoor...Read more


On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, SCDOT presented five alternative configurations for the IOP Connector . SCDOT hired RK&K, civil engineer consultant, to perform a comprehensive analysis of existing conditions...Read more

December 8, 2022

On Friday, December 9, 2022, Charleston County will begin a road “rejuvenation” project on several roads at Isle of Palms. Charleston County performs this preservation treatment 3 to 5 years after they pave a road. This treatment helps maintain roads in good condition for longer...Read more


On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance to impose a temporary moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental licenses within the city. To be ratified, ordinances must be approved by two readings, at least one week apart.

If approved by...Read more

November 16, 2022

The Isle of Palms City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Council Chambers in City Hall. Listed below are the highlights from the meeting:

City Council approved a one-time cost of living adjustment of $5,000 and an ongoing 2.5% cost of...Read more

Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for in this great country we get to live in and for the piece of paradise we get to call home. I hope you can spend some time with family and friends and take a moment to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for.

Here are nine...Read more