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Town Hall will close on Friday, May 27th at 2pm in observance of Memorial Day. Town Hall will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. All essential first responder services will remain fully staffed. Regular trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, June 1st and Saturday, June 4th. Bulk pickup, yard debris and recycling will be collected on Thursday, June 2nd.  

Attention Residents! 
In September 2022 several seats on various Boards and Commissions will expire. Residents are encouraged to participate in the community through a three-year commitment to one of the various Boards or Commission. Click here to view available seats and applications. For further information on the function of each Board or Commission contact Andy Benke abenke@sullivansisland.sc.gov; Joe Henderson jhenderson@sullivansisland.sc.gov or Charles Drayton cdrayton@sullivansisland.sc.gov.

Tree Preservation

Thanks to our citizens' love and care for trees, we enjoy a large percentage of canopy cover Island-wide and are proud to be a Tree City USA Community for 4 years.

 Trees cool the summer air, filter dust and pollution, provide cover for wildlife, beautify our surroundings, and so much more.  The Town encourages preservation of our urban forest through local zoning regulations and promotes education through the Sullivan’s Island Tree Commission

Arbor Day  

Celebrate the importance of trees with our Arbor Day Celebration at the annual Farmers Market. 

Tree Removal and Maintenance Permits

Planting a tree in springtime? Check mulched areas and shrub beds for seedlings that need transplanting. The smaller the seedling, the better the chance of survival. Trees such as maple, live oak and dogwood germinate in the spring, and first-year seedlings are easier to move successfully. Oaks and other trees germinate in the fall.  The National Arbor Day Foundation lists nine things you should know about trees

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding tree preservation like, do I need a permit to remove a tree, what trees are protected and further resources can be found in our Tree Removal and Maintenance brochure as well as our Protected Tree List. Please click the links below to view each document in it's entirety. Please visit the Tree Commission page to learn more about application submissions.          

                                                    Tree Maintenance & Removal Guide                               Tree Preservation Picture