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Please join the City of Isle of Palms in honoring Interim Chief Kimberly S. Usry as she retires after 21 years of service to our community.

The City will host a gathering on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1207 Palm Boulevard.Read more


In 2016, the City of Isle of Palms became the first municipality in the state to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags at point of sale. City Council, along with many other municipalities of the greater Charleston area, evaluated expanding this prohibition to include other plastic and...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Cornett as the new Chief of Police. Chief Cornett's first day of work will be Monday, June 3 rd .

Kevin Cornett started his law enforcement career in the City of Columbia as a Police Officer in 2005 rising through...Read more


The Morgan Creek Grill restaurant lease expires in October 2020. It is the City's goal to continue to lease the building to be operated as a restaurant. Prior to starting the "Request for Proposals" process, the City hired Hill Construction to perform a...Read more


As you know, construction of the new Wild Dunes hotel is underway. The new hotel will include 153 guest rooms, 154 new parking spaces, three event spaces, a spa, fitness center and pools. The hotel will be located next to the Villages and will have a dedicated guest entrance from Palm Boulevard...Read more


This week, the Personnel Committee and the Public Safety Committee will interview the following candidates for the Chief of Police position.

Charles "Andy" Robinson – Chief of Police, York Police Department Kevin Cornett – Chief of Police, Town of Springdale Police Department...Read more

SCE&G power pole was struck by a vehicle in the area of Palm Boulevard and 45th Avenue. The pole is leaning severely with power lines arching. Isle of Palms Police Department has shut down traffic at Palm Boulevard & 45th Avenue due to the potential danger to motorists and pedestrians...Read more


When the Isle of Palms has experienced significant flooding, it has been necessary for the City to implement a temporary emergency protocol of pumping standing storm water from flooded streets on the beach to ensure police and fire personnel access to the street in case of an emergency. This...Read more


The SC Department of Transportation has notified the City that the contractor who performed the micro-surfacing work on Palm Boulevard between 21st and 41st Avenue will return to the Isle of Palms on Monday, July 16, 2018 to complete the permanent pavement markings on Palm Boulevard.

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The Municipal Parking Lots are located on Pavilion Drive and are managed by automated parking kiosks. Parking tickets are available for purchase at the automated parking kiosks inside the parking lot. The fee to park is $1 per hour. The ticket must be prominently displayed on the dash...Read more

Phase II Drainage

The contractor working on the Phase II Drainage project is ready to cross over onto Palm Boulevard at 46th Avenue on Monday...Read more

Bridge Closure Situation

The James B. Edwards Bridge westbound Interstate 526 over the Wando River remains closed since Monday, May 14, 2018 afternoon after an inspection conducted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation found a broken cable. The eastbound side towards Isle of Palms...Read more


As of May 1, 2018, the parking fee in the Municipal Parking Lots, located on Pavilion Drive, will change from a flat daily rate of $8 on weekdays and $10 on the weekends and holidays to $1.00 per hour. The City lots are operational between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

"It is a positive step...Read more

Walking on the highest points of tilled areas affords the most stability.

The City of Isle of Palms has received reports from citizens of soft sand in the recently restored beach. In response to these concerns, the City has investigated conditions and worked with the City's Coastal Engineering...Read more


This spring, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will begin micro-surface work on Palm Boulevard between 21 st and 41 st Avenue. Micro-surfacing consists of the application of a thin, tough layer of asphalt meant to renew the road surface, seal minor cracks and extend the...Read more


The SCDHEC-Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management has scheduled a public hearing on an application by Dewees lsland POA, Inc., 2017-00449,...Read more


Read the notification letter.

Per the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control:

Based on comments received from landowners, community leaders, the...Read more


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