On April 27, 2021, Seabrook Island Town Council adopted Ordinance 2021-01, which requires that all domestic household animals/pets must be effectively restrained on a leash when on public property or the property of another within the town. This includes real property, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and public rights-of-way.
Under the new ordinance, any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of a domestic household animal/pet must restrain the animal from destroying or damaging any property; attacking, threatening to attack, or interfering with any person in any manner; becoming a nuisance; or straying onto public property or the private property of another. The leash must be made of cord, rope, strap, chain, or other material that is no more than 16 feet in length, secured to the animal’s collar or harness, and continually held by a competent person.
This new ordinance does not affect the existing rules regarding pets on the beach. To view the town’s beach rules for pets, please click here.