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The City of Isle of Palms is under a state of emergency. The Isle of Palms City Council, acting in accordance with Section 5-7-250 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, which empowers Council to enact emergency ordinances affecting life, health, or safety, approved an...Read more

City of Isle of Palms is under a state of emergency. City Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Due to the CDC's guidelines for the public to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, we encourage the community to attend the meeting virtually via the City...Read more

With the Governor's recent order that all bars and restaurants close their dining rooms, we'd like to make it clear to citizens that area businesses are still open for take out. The list below contains details for many local eating options so we can all support our local businesses. If you'd...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms continues to monitor the emergence and spread of COVID-19 and preparing for potential impacts to our community.

At this time, the City of Isle of Palms and Charleston County are currently operating under normal conditions. The City will...Read more


As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community and staff.

The Federal Government has issued new guidelines and recommendations for the public to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, including avoiding groups of...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms, in coordination with federal, state and local partners, is closely monitoring the emergence and spread of COVID-19 and preparing for potential impacts to our community. As cases are confirmed, the Centers...Read more


Residents of the Isle of Palms are invited to apply to be a member of the Swimming Pool Citizen Advisory Board.

City Council formed the Swimming Pool Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) for the purpose of collecting and analyzing survey data from the community to help research, assess and...Read more


The Public Safety Building will be going through significant renovations starting in March of this year. It is estimated that the project will be completed within 10-12 months. In order to expedite the construction and rehabilitation schedule, the City will relocate the operations from the...Read more


Construction has begun on a project to improve the intersection at the end of the IOP Connector and Palm Boulevard.

This project involves the construction of a 10 foot multi-use path that will connect the shoulder of the Isle of Palms Connector Bridge, which...Read more


On Thursday, January 30th, the City hosted a Community Marina Workshop at the Recreation Center to seek feedback from the community about their vision for the Isle of Palms Marina. City Council views the implementation of the community's vision for the marina as part of their legacy and...Read more


There will be no residential curbside collection on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1. Collection will resume on Thursday, December 26 and Thursday, January 2 with holiday makeup days occurring on the day following your regularly scheduled pick up day. Please ensure that your cart...Read more

Squeaky celebrates one year of employment Employee Spotlight: Squeaky the Dolphin

About Squeaky:

Squeaky has been employed by IOP for a year now! She entertains tourists at the beach. She loves eating fish, making people smile, and swimming really fast....Read more


New rules will soon go into effect in the City of Isle of Palms that may impact your next trip to the beach.

Smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking devices used for the purpose of inhaling and exhaling smoke, such as vaping devices, will be illegal on the Isle of...Read more


Parking Passes for 2020 Now Available! The City of Isle of Palms is accepting applications for the 2020 Resident Parking Permits. Residents may apply online via the City website or in person at the Public Safety Building located at 30 JC Long Boulevard. Residents must have a city-issued...Read more


The Isle of Palms Fire Department currently staffs 2 fire engines with 2 personnel each, 2 ladder trucks with 2 personnel each, a pick-up truck with 1 Battalion Chief and a pick-up truck with 1 Captain. The department has grown over the years and now staffs 10 personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is notifying residents that malware has affected certain servers at the city offices. The City's Information Technology provider is on site diligently working on identifying the source, mitigating any damage and resolving the issue. The affected servers have been...Read more


The existing Isle of Palms Marina Restaurant lease expires in September 2020. On September 25, 2018, City Council decided to pursue the request for proposals method to obtain a new lease for the use of the restaurant.

The City engaged Lee & Associates to develop a favorable lease...Read more


As part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability, Dominion Energy will begin pruning trees on the Isle of Palms next month. Dominion has an obligation and responsibility to the Public Service Commission to maintain the delivery of electricity to its...Read more


On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) coolers, cups and food containers and balloons on the beach.

The City of Isle of Palms wants to encourage...Read more


The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, DHEC is accepting public comment on a request for review of an application from WesternGeco, a company proposing seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean related to oil and gas resource development off the South Carolina coast.

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On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. , the City hosted and facilitated a public meeting at the Recreation Center where Wild Dunes Resort presented the status of the project, potential impacts of the construction on the residents and strategies to mitigate them.

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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