Pets must be leashed at all times when they are outside of your home unless they are in an enclosed area. The only exception to this Ordinance is on the beach, in the designated year-round dog off-leash area, and designated seasonal leash areas for the remainder of the season. Electronic leashes are prohibited. More at www.kiawahisland.org/beaches

Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and Town Code Enforcement officers who are authorized to ticket offenders, including fines up to $465. Anyone experiencing problems regarding noncompliance should notify the Town immediately. Beach incidents should be reported to Beach Patrol at 843-518-2880. Incidents that occur off the beach should be reported to Code Enforcement at 843-768-9166.