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Latest news on COVID-19 and information on Sullivan's Island entry, restrictions and beach closures.  Click Here.

In an abundance of caution and following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, Wednesday collection of yard debris will be suspended indefinitely due to the continued spread of COVID-19.  Residents are asked not to place any debris street-side until further notice.  

 Click here to read the final report on Accreted Land Management Plan from Biohabitats.

Click here to read revised pre-proposal draft language for the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's Coastal Resilience Grant Fund. 

Historic Preservation

The Town of Sullivan’s Island recognizes the value of preserving the Town's rich history for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. The Town supports local historic preservation by designating properties recognized as important historic resources worthy of preservation as Sullivan’s Island Historic Landmarks and Traditional Island Resources. Sullivan’s Island is also home to four National Register Districts and three local historic districts.

Frequently asked questions: 

Considering changes to your historic property?

  • What is a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)?   A COA is a zoning permit for completing work to a designated historic structure. A Building Permit is also required.
  • Do I need a COA?  Any change to an historic property requires a COA.  
  • What are the design standards for Sullivan’s Island? You can review the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for preserving, rehabilitating, restoring and reconstruction historic buildings here (PDF).
  • Where do I get a COA Application (DRB process)? You can view our Cultural Resources Map.
  • What are some interesting places to visit on Sullivan’s Island? You can view our Cultural Resources Map.
  • Where are the Island’s Historic districts located? You can view our Historic District Map.
  • Is my home in a district? You can determine that by viewing our Historic District Map.