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Updated November 25, 2015

Special Council Meeting (Agenda: Click)
(5:00PM) Monday, November 23, 2015
Purpose:  Receive information about the Accreted Land from Drake Carroll, SC Forestry Commission

Special Council Meeting (Agenda: Click)
(5:00PM-7:00PM)  Monday, November 30, 2015
Purpose:  Continued Work on the Town's Protected Land Management Plan
Venue: Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal, 2520 Middle Street

Water & Sewer Committee (Agenda: Click)
(8:30AM) Tuesday, December 1, 2015*
* Note: Meeting originally announced for November 19, 2015 was rescheduled for December 1, 2015
Venue: Water & Sewer Administration Office, 2050 Gull Drive

All meetings are held at Town Hall, 2050-B Middle Street unless otherwise noted


Did you miss a Council meeting?  All final Council meeting agendas and supporting documents are archived on this website. Please CLICK HERE to find the meeting packets.  The Town has separated Regular/Special Council meeting packets and Workshops into separate tables/"boxes" for your convenience.  You only need to click on the meeting date in each table to read or download a pdf.  CLICK HERE for Committees of Council Minutes (approved).


Thanksgiving Day Holiday - Town Office Hours & Holiday Services

Town Hall offices will close on Thursday &  Friday, November 25-26, 2015
All offices re-open for regular business at 8:00AM on Monday, November 30, 2015
Emergency and essential services will continue and those departments will remain fully staffed. 

Emergencies:  Dial 9-1-1
Consolidated Dispatch Non-Emergency:  (843) 743-7200
SI Fire Administration: (843) 883-9944
SI Police Administration: (843) 883-3931

Household Garbage & Recycling
No change to garbage and yard debris schedule:
Household garbage - Tuesdays    Bulk/Yard Debris - Wednesdays

Charleston County (Curbside) Recycling:  Wednesday, November 25th (Regular Schedule)



(October 19, 2015)

SC Department of Natural Resources reminds residents of safety precautions during these weeks of post-storm damage assessment. If you are approached by a stranger claiming to be a Federal employee (even a subcontractor), ask for an ID before sharing any information.  FEMA will not ask for a Social Security Number in the field.  It is acceptable and appropriate to require a name and business card.

If you encounter a suspicious activity, please alert the Town.

NFIP Questions and/or Uninsured Loss 

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Hotline: (800) 621-3362 

(updated 11/2/2015):  SCEMD & FEMA Information Sheet - Loss or Damage Disaster Assistance (Click)

Uninsured Flood Loss:  
Currently Charleston county joins many other SC counties for eligibility for federal declaration for Individual Assistance.  The State does not yet have a federal declaration for Individual Assistance, but you may begin the application  process now.  Call (800) 621-3362 or find the application on http://www.disasterassistance.gov
Charleston County Library has computers available for use if you do not have internet access.

Please call Town Hall if you need assistance.


line of road construction barrels

Effective the weeks of August 10th, 17th and 24th:

Contractors will pour cements for the project and may arrive as early as 5:00AM.  Please do not hesitate to contact Town Hall if you have a disturbance (843) 883-3198 (option 3).  Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.

Visitors may park in designated parking spaces along Middle Street or in the right-of-way along Station 20 1/2 and Gull Drive.  

J. Marshall Stith Park:  The Park and tennis courts remain open and are not affected by construction. Construction workers will work within the construction fencing; construction workers and authorized personnel, only, may enter the fenced area.  Parents are encouraged to accompany all children to the Park and/or discussion safety near construction sites with older children who will play in the Park without adult supervision.

New Town Hall/Police Station - Construction phase for new facility to be located facing Middle Street between the J. Marshall Stith Park and Fire Station.  Click here for project information. 

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Off-leash:  5AM-10AM
Off-beach: 10AM-6PM
                       On-leash:  6PM-5AM

Off-leash:  5AM-12Noon

On-leash:  12Noon-5AM                       

All dogs visiting the Island must have a dog permit and dogs should wear the Town issued collar while on Sullivan's Island. Permits and collars are available at Town  Hall (2050-B Middle Street). Call (843)883-3198.     

CLICK HERE for Application             

CLICK HERE for more Visitor Information

*  Post Office Hours (Click Here)

Location: 2061 Middle Street. Phone: (843) 883-3461

 *  Thomson Park at Breach Inlet www.thomsonpark.org

*   Poe Library Click 

*   S.I. Bicycle Committee (Click Here)

Island in Pictures

Click Here to see residents' favorite photos illustrating why they love calling SI home



Trash Can

Winter Season (until late May 2016) 

Winter Season Schedule (Click)

Household:  Tuesdays

Yard/Bulk:  Wednesdays

Please contact Town Hall if you need assistance with trash collection services (843) 883-3198

County Recycling- Alternating Wednesdays

Mosquito Control
Charleston County Mosquito Control will conduct
aerial inspection and spraying for aquatic stage mosquitoes from Wednesday, October 21 -Monday, October 26, 2015 between 6:00AM - 9:00PM throughout the County.

Questions? Call (843) 202-7880


GOLF CART owners need a permit from SC Dept of Motor Vehicles  

Click Here for SCDMV Permit Info

DMV Golf Cart Restrictions (pdf)

Click Here for map to Mt Pleasant satellite SCDMV

East Cooper Service Center (1189 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway, Mt Pleasant, SC) (843) 856-1203

DMV Golf Cart Registration Form (Click-pdf)

NOTE: Sullivan's Island does not issue a separate permit to operate golf carts and defers to SCDMV operation restrictions. Highlights of DMV rules: operate carts in day-time and NOT on primary roads. Jasper Boulevard IS a primary road per SCDMV.

Take advantage of the Town's one-click portal for comprehensive Flood Plain Management 

information and resources.  Click below to access the Town's range of resources. 

SI Portal for Flood Plain Management Information & Resources
UPDATE: Congressional changes to federal Legislation has recently changed the impact of Biggert-Water Act on homeowners.  Some homeowners may be eligible for refunds or grants to elevate homes. Click Here for more information.  Please explore the Town's one-click portal for additional Flood Plain Management Information  

Important information from the National Research Council (NRC)

NRC 2015 Flood Insurance Affordability Report (CLICK-pdf download)

NRC Reducing Coastal Risk  2014 Report (CLICK-pdf download)


The Town has tools and tips for resident and visitors for co-existing with coyote wildlife on the Island.

Co-Existing & Reporting Coyotes (Flyer - Click)

SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Furbearer Project (Handout-Click)

Coyote Information (DNR-Click)

Town of Sullivan's Island Coyote Management Plan (Town Policy- Click)

Please help the Town - Report all coyote sightings!
It is very important to report each and every coyote sighting using the following procedure:

Call Consolidated Dispatch:  (843) 743-7200 (available 24/7)
Provide the following data:
1. Date of sighting
2. Time of sighting
3. Location of sighting
4.  Quantity of Coyotes
5. Circumstances - Did you HEAR, SEE or INTERACT with the coyote(s)

Interact means having to actively scare away the coyote by activity such as staring it down, yelling/making noise, throwing something at the coyote, etc

The Town does not encourage you to physically engage a coyote.  
If at any time you feel in danger, please call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.    

Reporting each and every sighting provides the Town necessary data to track coyote habitats and behavior patterns.  This information is critical to the Town's regular review of its coyote management strategies. Thank you for your assistance.


Residents and visitors are reminded to use caution entering the Atlantic Ocean, use the buddy-system for swimming, avoid the water in adverse weather, and be mindful of strong tidal pulls/riptides.

Now is a good time to remind your family about rip-tides.  Please access links below for tips and safety reminders:



Thank you for using caution in the water



Charleston County is interested in your opinion

Community Development Department

(August 18, 2015)  The proposed Charleston County 2017-2021 Consolidated Community Development Plan is available for public feedback.  Residents are encouraged to complete the survey below and share their opinions:


For more information, please contact Victoria Marshall at vmarshall@charlestoncounty.org or (843) 202-6986


Charleston County Recycling

Charleston County Recycling (Link)

Sullivan's Island Recycling Schedule (Charleston County) -LINK

Charleston County General Recycling Information - LINK


All-in-one large recycling carts are delivered to your door directly by Charleston County Recycling. 

 Please contact their customer service line at (843) 720-7111


Public Transportation

Need a ride?  Try CARTA System. Click Here for More Information

CARTA (843) 724-7420


Emergency Preparedness

 Charleston County Alert System    NOAA Hurricane Weather Site

 Disaster Preparedness: Town Resources To  Help You Get Prepared (Click Here)



Charleston County Mosquito Control is striving to educate residents on steps they can take to"Fight the Bite" (click here- link) and urge residents to call their offices to report any and all mosquito concerns.  A quick call to their offices will help the department track issues and ensure Sullivan's Island remains high on the mosquito abatement spray list.  County Mosquito Control is (843) 202-7880......Click Here for web page



Questions or concerns?  Contact County Mosquito Control at (843) 202-7880

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