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The City has experienced an increase in the number of reported coyote sightings across the island. Citizens reported twelve (12) coyote sightings during the month of April 2021, compared to one (1) sighting reported in April of last year.

If you see a coyote, do not approach it. Please...Read more


Early this morning, IOP public safety personnel responded to a fuel spill at the Circle K gas station, near the intersection of the Isle of Palms Connector and Palm Boulevard. Emergency response personnel are on scene managing the situation. Updates and information about road closures will be...Read more


City Council approved Second Reading of an ordinance to implement angled parking along the landside of Palm Boulevard between...Read more


On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Charleston County will host a FREE "Shred Day" at the Mount Pleasant Department of Motor Vehicles, located at the end of the IOP Connector at 1189 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway in Mount Pleasant.

The event begins at 9:00 a. m. and ends at 12:00 p. m.

The...Read more


Due to software issues with some of the parking kiosks located at Front Beach and the Municipal Parking lots, parking payments will only be accepted via the FlowBird parking app . All parking kiosks will be covered and signage will be available providing instructions on how to install the...Read more


Over the past few months, the City of Isle of Palms, Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) have worked together to quickly and collaboratively address concerns over parking, beach access, and the safety of pedestrians and motorists...Read more


In response to the threat of severe weather this afternoon March 18, 2021, the City of Isle of Palms will be immediately implementing the following procedures:

Recreation programming for this afternoon including all Baseball and Softball practices are postponed. Afternoon senior classes at...Read more

Fire Chief Graham retired from the Isle of Palms Fire Department on December 31, 2020 after 35 years of service to our community. Her leadership and contributions to the Isle of Palms community have been valuable beyond estimation and the City wishes her the best in this new chapter of her life...Read more


On Friday, March 5, 2021, Governor McMaster rescinded the Executive Order that required the use of face coverings in government buildings and restaurants. The Executive Order recommends the previously mandated face covering safety measures in restaurants. Read the complete Executive Order 2020-...Read more


Dominion Energy will begin removing remaining palmetto trees (9 total) located at the addresses below this weekend. The work is expected to begin on Friday, March 5, 2021. According to Dominion Energy, most of these were missed by their contractor during the removal initiative in 2020, and were...Read more


The South Carolina Department of Transportation has shared with the City their proposed plans to make accommodations on the IOP Connector bridge for cyclists.

Their plans involve reducing the center median from 10’ to 4’, expand the existing pedestrian lane from 4’ to 5’, install a 4’6”...Read more


On February 1, 2021, the City received a letter from the Secretary of Transportation, indicating the Department's position regarding parking along the state-owned rights of way on the Isle of Palms. In the...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 "Residential Parking District" where parking is limited to vehicles properly...Read more


On a Special City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, City Council approved new membership for the City's Standing Committees for 2021 and appointed new members to the City's Boards and Commissions.

The makeup of the Standing Committees for 2021 will be as follows :...Read more


Please sign up here to participate in the City’s Strategic Planning Process. The City is seeking input from island residents, property owners and business owners.

After signing up, you will be added to the list to receive an email from the College of Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley...Read more


Care about your community and always wanted to get involved?

The City of Isle of Palms is seeking applicants to fill upcoming openings on various citizen boards and commissions. Apply online today and...Read more


City Council met on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 to address changes to the City’s emergency ordinances.

City Council took the following actions:

Citizens are required to use face coverings inside retail and food service establishments unless actively eating or drinking through...Read more

Reassessment is required every five years by South Carolina statutes. The last reassessment in Charleston County was implemented in 2015. This reassessment is being implemented on schedule in 2020. The notices informing owners of the changes in value were mailed on September 11, 2020.

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On February 17, 2021, the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments and the CARTA Board approved the Isle of Palms Beach Shuttle service between Mount Pleasant and the City of Isle of Palms. The Beach Shuttle Service will pick up citizens from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)...Read more


City Council met on Thursday, August 13, 2020 to address changes to the City’s emergency ordinances. City Council took the following actions:

Citizens are required to use face coverings inside retail and food service establishments unless actively eating or drinking through October 13, 2020...Read more

Updated: 2:00 p.m., August 3, 2020

The City of Isle of Palms is monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to our area.

Storm Updates:

Tropical storm Isaias is located 130 miles south of Charleston with 65 mph winds and moving...Read more

The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Emergency Ordinance 2020-11.

City Council took the following actions:

Businesses, including but not limited to event spaces, restaurants and bars, shall not...Read more

A camp counselor of the Isle of Palms Recreation Center tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The City immediately implemented our response plan, per CDC and SCDHEC guidelines, as follows:

The City hired a third-party contractor who performed a thorough cleaning and sanitization of...Read more


City Council held an Emergency Council meeting on June 26, 2020 at 3:30 p. m. to reconsider an Emergency Ordinance to require the public to wear facial coverings when in retail and food service...Read more


The State of South Carolina has recently established a new initiative called Palmetto Priority. The goal of the program is to help restaurants re-open safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes training courses and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control...Read more