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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


On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, City Council passed a resolution strongly encouraging and recommending that all persons wear face coverings when indoors in public spaces, including, but not limited to,...Read more


The City's Building, Planning and Zoning Department is now open to the public during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We appreciate everyone's patience as we are operating with limited staff.

Most services are available online at the...Read more


The City’s Building, Planning & Zoning Department will be temporarily closed until further notice starting today, August 11, 2021 due to a Covid-19 positive case. The closure is to allow all departmental employees to get tested and to sanitize offices. The City will notify as soon as...Read more


A new all-way stop traffic pattern will go into effect Thursday, August 12, at noon, at the intersection of 41st Avenue and Wildwood Road/Forest Trail on the Isle of Palms.

This new traffic pattern change is being implemented as a temporary measure to evaluate traffic patterns after...Read more


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