Business/Contractor/Rental License Renewals
The Town begins business/contractor/rental license renewals online January 1. Applications renewed after February 28 will be charged a late fee of 5% per month. To begin the renewal process, visit the online services portal. 

Rental Properties: 
All rental properties are required to have an annual rental business license. To obtain or renew a business license click here. If you use a property management company, the agency will obtain or renew your license and pay all applicable fees.
Committee Openings
The Town of Kiawah has two committee openings on the Planning Commission and two openings on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Interested parties should send their letter of interest or resume to the Town Clerk, Petra Reynolds, at by December 28. More
Emergency Ordinance Extended
On December 4, 2020, Town Council passed amended Emergency Ordinance 2020-09.2, which extends existing requirements including face coverings and other emergency restrictions to address COVID-19 until February 3, 2021. More
FY 2020-2021 Charitable Grant Applications
The Town of Kiawah Island is proud to contribute to philanthropic work in the community. Given available resources, the Town supports various charitable and educational organizations on Johns Island and in the greater Charleston area. Currently, the Town is accepting applications until Friday, January 15, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. More
USPS Mail Delivery Notice
Earlier this year, the USPS announced they expect delivery delays due to limited transportation availability as a result of COVID-19. It has been reported that local mail delivery is taking 10 to 14 days. If residents have problems with their mail delivery, contact USPS Special Agent Craig Hales at (803) 477-3117 or
Holiday Safety Reminders
Help prevent car break-ins by keeping the interior of your car free of valuables and gifts. If you are planning to travel, be sure to keep your travel plans off social media networks and be sure to notify a trusted neighbor. Ask the neighbor to keep an eye on your house and report any suspicious activity.
The Town continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our area and has a comprehensive webpage with resources pertaining to COVID-19 including updated statistics, DHEC reporting links, emergency orders, and more.
Arts Council Virtual Concert Tonight
Tuesday, December 22 | 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Location
Office Closures
December 25 - Christmas
January 1 – New Year’s Day
Report ordinance violations to the 24-hour hotline at 843-259-2137 or through the online submittal form. Make it easy - add the hotline to your contacts on your mobile phone so it's quickly accessible 
Previously Mentioned
You have seen these announcements before, but here it is one more time in case you missed it.

Committee Meetings
Town Council - January 5 | 2 p.m.
Planning Commission - January 6 | 3 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Council - January 7 | 2 p.m.
Arts Council Board - January 11 | 10 a.m.
Environmental Committee - January 12 | 2 p.m.
Public Safety Committee - January 13 | 11:30 a.m.
Public Works Committee - January 18 | 10 a.m.
CERT Team - January 20 | 3 p.m. (Off-site)
Town Council Retreat - January 20 | 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Town Council Retreat - January 21 | 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals - January 25 | 3 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee - January 26 | 2 p.m.

Meeting Changes
During the height of COVID-19, the Town live-streamed all committee meetings as they must be made available to the public. Some committees are returning to in-person meetings. This will change what the Town live-streams as we transition back to our standard format.

  • Town Council is meeting in-person and will be live-streamed per usual.
  • Committees that conduct their meetings over video conference will be live-streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.
  • Committees that conduct their meetings in-person where the public can attend will not be live-streamed.

Agendas are available here and will reference the location of the meeting. Meeting dates, times, and locations sometimes change. Before planning to attend a meeting, check our website.
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