On Tues. May 10, 2022, the town's Ad Hoc Committee on Short-Term Rentals, made up of councilmembers Jeri Finke and Pat Fox, released a report of its findings and recommendations regarding short-term rental activity on Seabrook Island.
In response to a resident petition calling for caps on the number of short-term rental permits issued by the town, Mayor John Gregg re-established the ad hoc committee in the fall of 2021. The committee, which developed the town's existing short-term rental ordinance in 2020, was re-established for the purpose of assembling and evaluating additional data on the trends and developments in rental activity within the Town.
To meet the Mayor’s charge, the Committee held a series of meetings with a variety of stakeholders, including the organizers of the petition, residents in favor of the petition, residents opposed to the petition, rental property owners and managers, legal advisors, industry and trade group professionals, real estate professionals, representatives of SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club, and members of town staff.
The committee's final report was presented to Town Council during a Council Workshop on May 10th. Following an extensive analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, the committee recommended that Town Council undertake the following:
To view a copy of the report, or to view the committee's presentation to Town Council, please click the links below.
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The Town of Seabrook Island has announced the dates for two FREE shredding events in 2022:
Both events will be held rain or shine and will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road).
Attendees will be limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binders, binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.
Shredding services will be provided by Shred360.
For more information, please call Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.
As of April 1, 2022, the town’s “peak” season rules pertaining to pets on the beach are now in effect. Pursuant to Section 32-44 of the Town Code, also known “Beach Rules for Pets Ordinance,” the beaches of Seabrook Island are divided into three zones. The requirements for each zone during the “off-peak” season are provided below:
Restricted Area (Red)
Limited Restriction Area (Yellow)
General Beach Area (Green)
As a reminder, when an animal is allowed to be off-leash, it must be effectively controlled by a competent person from: (a) entering any area on or adjacent to the beach in which a pet is prohibited; (b) destroying or damaging any property; (c) attacking or threatening to attack any person or any other animal or pet in any manner; or (d) being a nuisance to other beach goers.
When a pet is required to be on a leash, it must be restrained using a physical restraint made of cord, rope, strap, chain or other material effective for restraining the type and size of animal to which it is attached. In addition, the physical restraint must be no more than sixteen (16) feet in length, secured to the animal’s collar or harness, and continuously held by a competent person physically capable of restraining the animal. Animals under voice control, or under control of remotely operated devices (such as electronic collars), are considered to be “off leash.”
The beaches of Seabrook Island are actively patrolled by code enforcement officers employed by the town, as well as by designated personnel from the Seabrook Island Beach Patrol. Individuals who are found guilty of violating any ordinance of the town may be subject to fines up to $1,087.50 per offense (including court fees) upon conviction.
To report a violation, please contact the town's Beach Patrol by phone at (843) 718-6083.
The town’s “peak” season rules will remain in effect until September 30, 2022.
The Community Promotion Grant program was established by Seabrook Island Town Council in 2021 and is now in its second year of operation.
Community Promotion Grants are intended to provide financial support to eligible non-profit entities for programs and activities designed to benefit the Town of Seabrook Island by promoting and enhancing community wellness, cultural and historical awareness, environmental and wildlife conservation efforts and economic development; or which improve citizen participation, satisfaction and sense of place.
FY 2022 Community Promotion Grant Program Summary
For more information about the Community Promotion Grant program, or to download a grant application form, please click here.
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com.
Here’s what you need to know about your order:
To order your at-home COVID test, please use the following link: special.usps.com/testkits
2022 Tide Tables are now available at Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road) and the SIPOA Office (1202 Landfall Way). Residents may stop by either location during regular business hours to pick up a free copy.
The 2022 Tide Tables may also be viewed or downloaded on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Website.
The 2022 Tide Tables are provided free of charge to residents of the Town of Seabrook Island by SCDHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM).
For more information, please contact Town Hall by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us at Seabrook Island Town Hall on Thurs. December 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for our second annual drive-thru Holiday Party! We'll have sweet holiday treats, a drive-thru light display and festive holiday music. Visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles while attending the event. Face coverings are recommended, but not required.
Once again, the town will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in support of Toys for Tots. Toy donations may be dropped off at Seabrook Island Town Hall beginning on Mon. November 29th, and will be collected through the conclusion of the drive-thru Holiday Party.
For more information, please contact Seabrook Island Town Hall by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
Looking to get involved? The town is currently accepting applications for service on town boards, commissions and committees.
Are you interested in serving on a town board, commission or committee? The Mayor and Council are currently soliciting applications from citizen volunteers for appointment to the following bodies:
Board of Zoning Appeals
Community Promotions & Engagement Committee
Environment & Wildlife Committee
Public Safety Committee
Public Works Committee
If you are interested in being considered for appointment, please submit a Volunteer Application Form by clicking the link below:
Applications will be kept on file with the Town Clerk for a period of two years. If you have any questions about volunteering with the town, please contact us by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Seabrook Island values equity and inclusion and seeks to appoint board, commission and committee members that reflect the diversity of our community. The Town of Seabrook Island does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, age, race, color, national origin, religion, military/veteran status, or disability
A portion of the eastbound (outbound) lane of Seabrook Island Road will be temporarily closed from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Fri. November 12th, due to the presence of water pumping equipment. During these times, Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic.
Beginning Sunday, November 14th, a portion of the eastbound (outbound) lane of Seabrook Island Road will be closed due to construction of a new turn lane into the future Seafields senior living community. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by Thursday, November 18th (weather permitting).
Construction activities between November 14th-18th will take place during the evening and overnight hours (8:00 PM to 6:00 AM). During these times, Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic.
Motorists are encouraged to allow additional time if traveling to and from Seabrook Island while workers are present. Drivers should also be prepared to stop when instructed by flaggers.
To report an issue while workers are present, please contact Town Hall at by phone at (843) 768-5321 or by email at email@example.com.
TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN