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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.

Floodplain Management

Flood Map Graphic

Being a low-lying, barrier Island, Sullivan's Island vulnerable to flooding. Whether it is heavy rains or storm surge, the Town is here to assist you with your planning and mitigation.

Flood hazard areas are areas located within the 100-year floodplain, which are defined as any area that has a one (1%) percent chance of flooding in any given year. Smaller scale floods (50-year and 10-year) have a greater chance of occurring in any year and can pose a significant flood hazard to people and property close to the ocean, sound, drainage channels and streams.  Floods larger than the 100-year event can also occur.  

The first thing you should do is check your flood hazard designation. The entirety of Sullivan's Island is considered to be located within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), also known as a Flood Zone. Maps and flood protection references are available for review at the Edgar Allan Poe Library. You may also visit the Building Department, located within Town Hall, to see where your property is located in the mapped floodplain. The Town maintains elevation certificates for new and substantially improved structures in the flood zone since 1977.

If you need assistance in determining your home's flood risk or need help with finding an elevation certificate, flood zone or other flood related information contact Floodplain Manager, Max Wurthmann at 843-883-5732 or mwurthmann@sullivansisland.sc.gov

The Building Official is available for free site visits to your property to help you identify problem areas and give you tips on preventing flood damage. To request a site visit please call the Building Official directly at 843-883-5732. 

Floodplain Management Information

We encourage you to educate yourself by reviewing the information below. 

Additional Documentation

Any information provided by the Town does not constitute an assurance or representation that flooding may or may not occur on your property during any given occurrence, but should generally assist you in determining the need for, and cost of, insurance, and in assessing the extent of flooding potential on your property.