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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.

Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses are required for all dogs on Sullivan's Island streets, private property or beaches per the Town Code Section 3-7. They are available for purchase through Town Hall. Customers are required to submit a copy of their valid driver’s license with their current address and an updated rabies vaccination certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian. The Town will not accept rabies vaccination records within two weeks of expiration. 

2022 Dog Licenses are $25.00 for residents of Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island residency is verified by the address provided on a valid South Carolina driver’s license. The cost is $50.00 for all others. There is a $5 handling fee for any licenses processed through the mail. We accept cash, check or credit/debit cards in the office (service charges may apply.) There is a $2.00 discount for dogs that have been certified by the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizenship program (certificate must be presented at the time of application.) Licenses are valid until December 31st of the current year and are not prorated. Renewals are required on January 1st of the new year and my be obtained by presenting your updated rabies certificate to Town Hall.

For questions regarding the application process, please email frontdesk@sullivansisland.sc.gov

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Beach Hours for Dogs

Summer hours for dogs on the beach run from May 1st to September 30th. During that time dogs can be off leash from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., on leash from 6:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. No dogs are permitted on the beach between the hours of 10:00 a.m and 6:00 pm. Winter hours for dogs on the beach run from October 1st to April 30th. During that time dogs can be off leash from 5:00 a.m. to noon and on leash from Noon to 5:00 a.m. 

It is the law that anyone with custody of a dog must collect the dogs waste and dispose of it in a waste receptacle. Dog waste bags are provided in parks and at beach paths.