Beach Regulations for Pets
Kiawah's beach is pet friendly but owners must be mindful of the beach regulations. Dogs are never allowed in the dunes and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet. As a reminder, March 16 - October 31, dogs must be on a leash at all times on the beach from the western Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Electronic leashes are prohibited. View the pet restraint map here.

Areas defined: 

  • Critical Habitat Area: Dogs are prohibited at all times.

  • Remainder of the Beach (March 16 - October 31): Dogs must be on a leash at all times from the western boundary of the Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. View map

  • Dog Use Area: Allows dogs off leash year-round from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.View map

* Off-leash Stipulations:  
Owners must remain with their dog, have them under control and have a leash in their possession if there is a need to leash their dog, or if requested. Electronic leashes are prohibited.
Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and Code Enforcement officers who are authorized to ticket offenders resulting in fines up to $465. Problems regarding noncompliance should be reported to Beach Patrol (843-518-2880).
Other Beach Regulations
 Please remember the following beach related ordinances:
  • Stay off the dunes and use public walkovers.
  • No glass, metal shovels, plastic carryout bags, plastic straws, Styrofoam, balloons or drones allowed.
  • No overnight storage of beach equipment.
  • May thru October - all outdoor lighting visible from the beachfront should be turned off from 9 p.m. to dawn to protect nesting sea turtles.
  • Never approach sea turtles, hatchlings, or nests. 
  • Pet leash ordinances are detailed above.
Ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol (843-518-2880) and Code Enforcement officers (24-hour hotline 843-259-2137) who are authorized to ticket and fine offenders.
Parkway Improvement Project Traffic Notice
Next week beginning at 6 p.m., traffic patterns will be altered, but lanes will remain open. Expect intermittent traffic delays and plan extra time for travel. Traffic control will be present so please use caution as there could be abrupt stops in traffic. Thank you for your patience during this infrastructure project. If you have questions, contact Brian Gottshalk at 843-768-5111 or at .
Turtle Patrol
The Kiawah turtle patrol kickoff meeting has been canceled. The patrol is working through season logistics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be released in the future.
Quarter 2 Town Notes
Due to COVID-19, the Quarter 2 edition of Town Notes will not be published. Look for the next issue in July.
State Accommodations Tax (SATAX)
The State Accommodations Tax (SATAX) Advisory Committee has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. The application deadline has been extended to April 24, 2020.  More information
Solid Waste Service Notices
  • Garbage (green can) and recycling (gray can) must be placed inside the cans to ensure collection. 
  • Cardboard/cardboard boxes must be broken down and placed inside either the recycling or garbage cans (recycling encouraged). 
  • Any items left outside of the can will not be collected
  • Overflow garbage, recycling, and cardboard can be taken to the large capacity compactors at the Kestrel Court Recycling Center. Containers are material-specific and signage is posted to help residents identify which containers to use. Individuals found leaving items outside of the containers will be subject to a $500 fine plus assessments.

Next Brown Trash & Hazardous Waste Collection
Friday, June 5, 2020 | Not sure what classifies - check here

Residents that cannot wait for the next collection can take items to the Bees Ferry Landfill l o cated at 1344 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston (West Ashley). Due to COVID-19, patrons must unload their own items.  
(843) 768-9166