Service Providers

Island Access and Commercial Work Information

Welcome to Kiawah! As a private island, there are specific hours to access our gated community. Commercial work is permitted weekdays from 7am — 7pm and Saturdays from 8am — 5pm. Commercial access is not permitted on Sundays and on select holidays. To access the island, a one-day or annual gate pass is required. Thank you for choosing to serve Kiawah Island!

Gate Access

Access for Commercial Businesses

Before entering the island’s main gate, all commercial businesses, contractors, service providers, vendors, and delivery companies, must purchase a gate pass. A one-day gate pass (rates start at $20) or annual pass (rates start at $280) may be purchased at the Kiawah Island Community Association's Pass Office during business hours or Kiawah's Main Gate after-hours. You will be asked to provide your vehicle registration, insurance and driver’s license.

Kiawah Island

Commercial Access Hours

Commercial Access Permitted:

Monday-Friday:  7am — 7pm
Saturday:  8am — 5pm
Commercial work is NOT permitted on Sundays and select holidays

Commercial Access Prohibited:

Commercial Access Prohibited All Sundays
Easter – Saturday, March 30, 2024
Memorial Day – Saturday, May 25, 2024 and Monday, May 27, 2024
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day – Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024 and Monday, Sep. 2, 2024
Thanksgiving – Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, 2024
Kiawah Island Marathon – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024
Christmas – Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 26, 2024
New Years –Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025

Commercial Customer Rates & Applications

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Visit the Pass Office

KICA Pass Office

Beachwalker Center
23 Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7am — 3:30pm
After Hours: Visit the Main Gate for assistance

Service Providers

Permits & Licensing

KICA Encroachment permits are required for all interior and exterior home projects, such as new construction, additions, remodels and upgrades to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Achitectural Review Board permits are required for all exterior home projects.

If you have never applied for a permit to work on Kiawah, call or visit the community association's Livability Office at Beachwalker Center to get started. If you have previously applied for a permit, you can make updates or request additional permits through our CitizenServe Portal.

Business Licenses
To conduct business on Kiawah Island, a business license is required. The Town of Kiawah Island is responsible for business licenses. Visit the town Municipal Center at 4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Kiawah Island for assistance.

Livability Office

Beachwalker Center
23 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island
Monday - Friday:  7am — 3pm
843-725-5560   |   [email protected]