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Construction has started on portions of the City's Phase 3 Drainage Project in the areas of 30th Avenue, Forest Trail and Waterway Boulevard.

The project will provide a much-needed improvement to the flow of storm water out of the area, while also slowing tidal water from entering the...Read more


On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, City Council approved the first reading of the proposed FY23 budget beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023. The proposed budget dos not include a property...Read more


In an effort to increase safety in residential areas, the City has requested the South Carolina Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit to 25 mph on all secondary roads located within the City of Isle of Palms, with the exception of Palm Boulevard, which is posted at 30 mph, and...Read more


The City is accepting applications to fill several vacancies for unexpired term in the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. The unexpired term ends on December 31, 2022.

The Accommodations Tax...Read more

Satellite Voting Units for In-Person Absentee Voting at IOP

The City of Isle of Palms will hold a nonpartisan Special Election to fill the unexpired term of one (1) seat for the office of City Council Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Isle of Palms voters will be able to cast their ballot in...Read more

March 4, 2022

The City of Isle of Palms has named Craig Oliverius to lead the Isle of Palms Fire Department. City Council unanimously approved a recommendation from City Administrator Fragoso to appoint Oliverius, Deputy Chief of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department, as the new Fire Chief...Read more


This year, the City of Isle of Palms launched a Beach Wheelchair Program to offer daily use of beach wheelchairs for residents and visitors at no charge. Use of a beach wheelchair is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are taken.

Beach wheelchairs are available from 8:00...Read more


The Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission (IOPWSC) will begin an island-wide meter upgrade on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and anticipates completion by June 15, 2022.

The project will begin at Breach Inlet and...Read more


Isle of Palms residents are now able to sign up online for Recreation Department youth programs and athletics, camps, adult and senior athletics, fitness classes and special events....Read more


The City will close administrative offices and the Recreation Center today, Friday, January 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., due to inclement weather forecast. The public restrooms on Front Beach will also be closed.

The National Weather Service has issued a...Read more


The City is accepting applications for an appointment to the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission.

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


On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the City of Isle of Palms hosted a official inauguration ceremony to formally swear in the new Mayor, Phillip Pounds, and Councilmembers Jan Anderson, John Bogosian, Blair Hahn and Katie Miars.

Isle of Palms City Council

The ceremony included a participation...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 part of the "Residential Parking District" where parking is limited to...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms will be closed on Friday, December 24th and Monday, December 27th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the modified schedule outlined below.

Week of...Read more

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, City Council presented nominations for the membership of standing committees, boards and commissions, and City Officers for 2022. The nominations will be voted on by the new Council after Mayor-elect Phillip Pounds and Council members elect Jan Anderson, John...Read more


On December 9, 2021, the Isle of Palms Police Department held their annual Awards Banquet at the Sweetgrass Inn hotel in Wild Dunes. During the event, Chief Cornett recognized the following accomplishments:

Officer J Santulli promoted from Master Police Officer to Field Training Officer...Read more

City Council approved a 6 month suspension of enforcement of the single-use plastics and Styrofoam ban. City Council hopes that this temporary suspension will help mitigate some of the hardships that businesses are facing due to the worldwide supply chain issues.

Isle of Palms businesses...Read more


In preparation for the Lowvelo Ride taking place on Isle of Palms on Saturday, November 6, 2021, Ocean Boulevard between 14th Avenue and JC Long Boulevard will be closed beginning on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, November 7, 2021 at noon. The road closure will be on the...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is sponsoring the Lowvelo Bike Ride on November 6, 2021, which raises money for lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.

There is still time to register to bike on the 10, 22, 57 or 100 mile route options...Read more

Public Notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) have received the City of Isle of Palms’ application for Federal grant funding through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program (BRIC).

As part of...Read more


On Monday, October 25, 2021, Charleston County will begin a “rejuvenation” project on Waterway Boulevard between 41 st and 21 st Avenue and other roads in Isle of Palms. Charleston County performs this preservation treatment 3 to 5 years after they pave a road. This treatment helps maintain...Read more


The Isle of Palms Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back event on October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 30 JC Long Boulevard.

Residents are invited and encouraged to bring unused or expired prescription medication for it to be...Read more

October 13, 2021

On Friday, October 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Isle of Palms voters will be able to cast their ballot in person at Isle of Palms. The Charleston County Board of Elections will bring a Satellite Voting Unit to City Hall at 1207 Palm Boulevard for voters to cast their...Read more


The City of Isle of Palms is performing a drainage improvement project at 41st Avenue that requires the road to be closed through Friday, October 8, 2021 (weather permitting).

Traffic headed to the Isle of Palms Marina should take a left on 21st Avenue and down Waterway Boulevard....Read more

September 21, 2021

The City of Isle of Palms has named veteran fire chief Ken Briscoe to lead the Isle of Palms Fire Department until a permanent fire chief is named. After a thorough search, City Administrator Desiree Fragoso made a recommendation to the Isle of Palms City Council to name Ken...Read more