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Town of Sullivan's Island

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Where is Town Hall?

Town Hall is located at 2056 Middle Street, between the Fire Station and J. Marshall Stith Park facing Middle Street.  Parking is available in the rear of the facility, accessible off of Station 20 1/2 Street. Elevator/handicap access is on the side of the building next to Stith Park.
Office hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.  
Town Hall's mailing address is:  P.O. Box 427, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
Town Hall phone number is (843) 883-3198.   Fax number is (843) 883-3009
The following departments and services operate out of the Town Hall buildings:   Administration, Building, Water/Sewer Billing and Customer Service,  Municipal Court and Police Department (2nd floor).     


2.  Does my dog need a permit if I am visiting? 

Yes, all dogs must have a valid Sullivan’s Island permit – residents and visitors.  Dog permits are available at Town Hall.   
Click Here for Dog Permit Application Packet (PDF)  
You will need:
*      Payment (cash, check or credit card, there is a small fee credit card portal/vendors charge):$50.00/dog permit.   Resident Discount ($25.00/permit) available with proof of residency (SCDL with Sullivan's Island address).  Mailed applications and tags (add $5.00)
$2.00/license discount available if proof of an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizenship Certificate is presented at time of permit purchase.             
*    Veterinarian issued rabies vaccination certificate required (collar tag is not valid proof) 
*    General Contact Information (provide to Town Hall)
*    Valid Driver's License or other acceptable photo identification - for notary to validate your affidavit/application
*    Your Liability Insurance Information: carrier and/or agent (this is usually your homeowner's or renter's policy)
*     Affidavit of  Fact (notarized)  - dog has no history of aggressive behavior and owner has insurance against potential dog bites.  You may complete this Application/Affidavit of Fact at Town Hall (we have multiple notaries) or beforehand (if your signature has been notarized).
Upon successful completion of the permit application, owner will be issued a dog tag and collar to be worn by the animal at all times on the Island.  


3.  Are dogs allowed on the beach?          

Yes, but all dogs must have a valid Sullivan’s Island permit – residents and visitors.                 
WINTER HOURS (October 1 – April 30)
Off -leash:       5:00am – 12Noon
On-leash:         12Noon -5:00am       
SUMMER HOURS (May 1 – September 30)
Off-leash:        5:00am – 10:00am
No dogs on beach:      10:00am – 6:00pm
On-leash:         6:00pm – 5:00am
All dogs must be curbed.  Pet waste bags may be found near the entrance of each beach access path. 

4.  May I get married on the beach?

Yes.  The Town's beaches are public, but remain in a very natural state and are surrounded by residences.  Also, there are no facilities on the beach. Couples interested in a beach wedding are asked to request a letter of permission for their event from Town Hall.  Letters are directed to Lisa Darrow, Asst. to Town Administrator.  You may contact her at  (843) 883-5744 or ldarrow@sullivansisland-sc.com if you have any questions. Note: there is not a fee for this request.
 Beach Wedding Information Sheet  


5. Where can I worship on Sullivan's Island?

A number of worship sites are located on Sullivan's Island.Click Here for locations and more information.


6. Where are the handicapped access paths to the beach?

Station 18                    Station 19        Station 26.5 


7. What facilities are on the beach?

The beaches are maintained in their natural state with no beach front commercial development.   The Town does not maintain toilets or other facilities on the beach. Visitors are expected to take all trash off the beach when they leave.  The Town appreciates its visitors’ assistance with keeping our beautiful beaches clean.  


8.  What day is trash collected?  What about bulk trash?

The Town uses a vendor for residential curbside garbage collection.  Residents please call Town Hall at (843) 883-3198 (option #3/#0) with a trash collection question or to report concerns.  Town Staff and our vendor have established a procedure to report any of your concerns and facilitate a quick resolution for you.
Each household is issued one (1) bin as part of regular household garbage collection services.  Contact Republic Services at (843) 552-4751 if you need to purchase your 2nd/additional trash bin. 


WINTER (after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend):
Household Garbage -             Tuesdays            
Yard Debris/Bulk Trash -  Wednesdays


SUMMER (after Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend):          
Household Garbage -              Tuesdays & Fridays           
Yard Debris/Bulk Trash -        Wednesdays 

9.  What day is recycling?  

Recycling is handled by Charleston County every other Wednesday unless a holiday

 Charleston County Recycling Schedule (Click here-pdf)

What can I recycle?  Click Here: Recycling Right 

For more information, call (843) 720-7111 or visit the Charleston County website                             

10.  How do I recycle Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?  Charleston HHW convenience sites (Click) 

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