Ordinances


Click here to read The Code of the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina

The Code is updated annually to incorporate ordinances that City Council has adopted with second reading and ratification. The most recent update include ordinances enacted through September 11, 2019.

2022

  • Ordinance 2022 - 12 - An ordinance to exclude certain properties from the PRD district, to reduce the maximum number of dwelling units permitted in the PRD district from 2,449 units to 2,119 units and to reduce the maximum number of inn units permitted in the PRD district from 350 to 297 units. 
  • Ordinance 2022 - 11 - An ordinance to provide clarification by correcting Scrivner's errors and deleting provisions related to the Wild Dunes PRD. 
  • Ordinance 2022-10 - An ordinance to rezone certain properties from the SR-1 zoning district and the PDD zoning district, including the 12 properties that cover the golf courses and tennis facility. 
  • Ordinance 2022 - 09 - An ordinance to provide for a new conservation-recreation zoning district and to rezone certain properties from the SR-1 and PDD districts to the new CR zoning district. 
  • Ordinance 2022 - 08 - An ordinance to provide for a new conservation-recreation district.
  • Ordinance 2022 - 06 - An ordinance to present a referendum question to citizens of Isle of Palms on the question of whether to reduce the size of City Council from 8 members to 6 members. 
  • Ordinance 2022 - 02 - An ordinance to temporarily suspend all regular meetings of standing committees from July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. 
  • Ordinance 2022 - 01 - An Ordinance to Raise Revenue and Adopt a Budget for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2022 and Ending June 30, 2023. 

2021

  • Ordinance 2021-16 – An ordinance to provide regulations for vicious and dangerous dogs. 
  • Ordinance 2021-15 – An ordinance to temporarily suspend enforcement of the environmentally acceptable packaging regulations through May 17, 2021. 
  • Ordinance 2021-14 – An ordinance to provide for the standardization of administering the business license tax. 
  • Ordinance 2021-13  An ordinance to allow year round surfing instruction on the beach with certain conditions. 
  • Ordinance 2021-12 – An ordinance to allow remote special meetings in the event of an emergency
  • Ordinance 2021-11 – An ordinance to alter the hiring process for department heads
  • Ordinance 2021-10 – An ordinance to authorize the temporary use of new or additional space for outdoor dining services.
  • Ordinance 2021-08 – An Ordinance Amending Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 1, Business Licenses, Article A, General Provisions, Section 7-1-3, 7-1-4, And Section 7-22-22, Classification and Rates, SIC 6513; NAICS 53111- Lessors of Residential Housing Units- Less Than Ninety (90) Days
  • Ordinance 2021-07 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Article 8, Flood Damage Prevention, Sections 5-4-152 Through 5-4-171, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinance, to Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 2, District Regulations. 
  • Ordinance 2021-06 - An Ordinance Amending Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 1, Business Licenses, Article A, General Provisions, Section 7-1-3, 7-1-4, And Section 7-22-22, Classification and Rates, SIC 6513; NAICS 53111- Lessors of Residential Housing Units- Less Than Ninety (90) Days
  • Ordinance 2021-05 - An Ordinance to Raise Revenue and Adopt a Budget for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2021 and Ending June 30, 2022 - View budget here.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2021-04Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol
  • Ordinance 2021-04 - An Ordinance to Amend Title 8, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 2, Stopping, Standing And Parking of Vehicles, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Provide New Beach Parking Regulations Along Palms Boulevard
  • Ordinance 2021-03 - An Ordinance to Amend Title 4, Public Utilities, Chapter 4, Commissioners Of Public Works
  • Emergency Ordinance 2021-3 - Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol
  • Emergency Ordinance 2021-2 - Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol
  • Emergency Ordinance 2021-1 - Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol

2020

  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-14 - Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol
  • Ordinance 2020-16 - An ordinance that allows for the Commercial Instruction of Surfing on the Isle of Palms within certain restrictions.
  • Ordinance 2020-15 - An Ordinance to Amend Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Article 8, Flood Damage Prevention, Sections 5-4-152 Through 5-4-171, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances, to Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 2, District Regulations.
  • Ordinance 2020-11- An Ordinance Amending Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 4, Regulation of Alarm Systems and Businesses, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances.
  • Ordinance 2020-10 - An Ordinance to Amend Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Article 2, District Regulations, Section 5-4-32, SR-1 Single-Family Residential District.
  • Ordinance 2020-08 - An Ordinance to Provide for the Issuance and Sale of Not Exceeding Eight Million Dollars Aggregate Principal Amount ($8,000,000) of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina; To Provide for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes in Anticipation of the Issuance of Said Bonds; To Prescribe the Purposes to Which the Proceeds of Such Borrowing Shall be Applied; To Provide for the Payment Thereof; And Other Matters Relating Thereto.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-13 - Emergency Ordinance Limiting Parking on the Island, Live Entertainment After 11:00 P.M. and Occupancy in Bars and Restaurants to Fifty (50%) Percent 
  • Ordinance 2020-07 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 2, District Regulations.
  • Ordinance 2020-04 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Zoning, Article 9, Short-Term Rentals, Section 5-4-203, Maximum Occupancy At Any Time, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances, to Limit the Maximum Occupancy at Any Time to Forty (40) People or Twice the Maximum Overnight Occupancy, Whichever is Less.
  • Ordinance 2020-06 - An Ordinance  Amending Title 1, Government and Administration, Chapter 3, Procedures, Committees, Ordinances and Use of Code, Article A, Rules of Order and Procedure, Section 1-3-10 Order of Business, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Add a Section for Consent Agenda
  • Ordinance 2020-05 - An Ordinance Amending Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 1, Business Licenses, Article A, General Provisions, Section 7-1-15, Suspension of Notice of Proposed Revocation of License, and of Residential Housing Units-Less than Ninety (90) Days, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances, to Add Conditions for the Suspension of a Rental Business License, Require an Owner's Representative to be Able to be Physically on Site Within One Hour of Receiving a Complaint, and Conditions for the Advertisement of Rentals.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-12 - Emergency Ordinance Limiting Parking on the Island, Live Entertainment After 10:00 P.M. and Occupancy in Bars and Restaurants to Fifty (50%) Percent 
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-11 - Emergency Ordinance Limiting Parking on the Island, Live Entertainment After 9:00 P. M. and Occupancy in Bars and Restaurants to Fifty (50%) Percent
  • Ordinance 2020-03 - An Ordinance to Raise Revenue and Adopt a Budget for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2020 and Ending June 30, 2021
  • Ordinance 2020-02 - An Ordinance Amending Title 8, Motor Vehicles And Traffic, Chapter 2, Stopping, Standing, And Parking of Vehicles
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-10 - Emergency Ordinance Requiring Individuals to Wear Face Coverings in Retail and Food Service Establishments
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-09 - Emergency Ordinance to Extend and Alter the COVID-19 Response Protocol Including Enhancements to Parking Enforcement
  • Ordinance 2020-01  - An Ordinance Amending Title 9, Offenses, Chapter 5, Offenses Involving Public Safety Offices
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-06 - Emergency Ordinance to alter the COVID-19 response protocols including lifting checkpoints on May 6, 2020
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-05 - Emergency Ordinance to alter the COVID-19 response protocols.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-04 - Emergency Ordinance to extend and alter the COVID-19 response protocols.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-03 - Emergency Ordinance to establish regulations for the use of the beach.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020-02 - Emergency Ordinance to alter COVID-19 response protocols with regard to short term rentals and the dates of the access restrictions.
  • Emergency Ordinance 2020 -01 - Emergency Ordinance to establish COVID-19 response protocols.

2019

  • Ordinance 2019 -10 - An ordinance to raise revenue and adopt a budget for the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
  • Ordinance 2019-13 - An ordinance to prohibit the use of single use plastic bags, balloons and styrofoam products on the beach.
  • Ordinance 2019-17 - An Ordinance to provide amendments and provide clarity to the rules of procedure during public meetings.
  • Ordinance 2019-19 - An Ordinance to Amending Title 6, Health and Sanitation, Chapter 4, Smoking in The Workplace.
  • Ordinance 2019-09 - An Ordinance Amending Title 8, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 2, Stopping, Standing and Parking of Vehicles, Article A, Standard Provisions.