Kiawah's security gates are controlled by the Kiawah Island Community Association
Community members are provided with vehicle decals to access Kiawah by KICA Member Services. To request a decal for your vehicle, complete the application below and upload a copy of your current vehicle registration. The decals will be mailed to you once processed.
If you are a Kiawah Island Club member, and already have an RFID decal for gate access to club facilities, your decal will soon be activated for KICA’s gates and no action is required of you.
Members may request a gate pass for a guest by contacting KICA Security or through your online gate access management account. Members are required to share their Security Verification Word for requests that are called in or emailed. Your guest's pass will be available for pickup at the Main Gate. Upon arrival, your guests may be be asked to provide the member name and address they are visiting.
Please note, the companies you procure for home services or deliveries must follow the gate access requirements for commercial access below.
Resort and Rental Guests
If you are renting a vacation home or staying at a Kiawah Island Golf Resort property, your gate pass will be coordinated through your rental company or the resort.
Access for Commercial Businesses & Service Providers
If a member has requested the service of a commercial business (service provider, contractor, delivery, etc.) the business must obtain a one-day gate pass (rates start at $12) or annual decal (rates start at $170) at KICA’s Pass Office during business hours, or the main gate after-hours, before access to the island will be granted (within commercial access hours). The commercial business is responsible for payment by default, although a member can call or email in advance to authorize payment for the vendor’s access to their member account.
Employees of Kiawah Organizations
If you work for a Kiawah Island organization, like the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, contact your employer for gate access information. If you need a temporary gate pass, visit the Pass Office at Beachwalker Center.