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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ordinance 2017-08 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 5, Land Development Regulations, of the city of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Require that all Subdivisions of Lots be Connected to the Public Sewer System and to Require Certain Information Related to Sewer Connection for the Subdivision Approval Process.
  • Ordinance 2017-09 - An Ordinance Amending Title 5, Planning and Development, Chapter 4, Zoning, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Provide That All New Construction or Substantial Improvements shall be Connected to a Public Sewer System Where a Public Sewer Line is Located Within One Hundred Fifty (150') feet and to Reduce the Lot Coverage Requirements and Floor Area Requirements for lots with Septic Systems
  • Ordinance 2017-10 - An Ordinance Amending Title 6, Health and Sanitation, Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article D, Regulation of On-site Sewage Disposal Systems, of the City of Isle of Palms Code of Ordinances to Require Mandatory Connection to Public Sewer System Where Public Sewer Line is Available upon the Sale or Transfer of Property.