The town's Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for identifying, investigating and enforcing violations of the town's Code of Ordinances and Development Standards Ordinance.
The town's Code Enforcement Officers strive to educate the public about the town's ordinances and, in most instances, will work with individuals and businesses to bring about compliance when a violation is observed. In instances when compliance isn’t achieved, or when a violation poses a threat to public health, safety or property, then additional enforcement methods may be employed.
Code Enforcement Officers have been empowered by the Mayor and Town Council to issue an ordinance summons. Any individual or business receiving an ordinance summons must appear in the town's Municipal Court to respond to the charge. If a violation is found to have occurred, the Municipal Judge may impose fines of up to $500.00, imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both, for each occurrence. Each day a violation continues to exist shall be considered a separate offense.
By law, Code Enforcement Officers have the same powers and duties as a constable. In fulfilling their duties, Code Enforcement Officers have the power to:
Code Enforcement Officers do not have the authority to:
Below are examples of the most common types of violations which may be enforced by the town's Code Enforcement Officers:
Chief Code Enforcement Officer
Code Enforcement Officer
Seabrook Island Beach Patrol /
Barrier Island Ocean Rescue