April 04, 2018
Friendly reminder: Dog Leash Ordinance
Friendly reminder: Dogs must be leashed at all times when they are outside unless they are in an enclosed area. The only exception to this rule is on the beach where there is designated year-round off-leash area. In addition, please be aware of the seasonal leash restrictions that apply for the remainder of the beach which are now in effect.
Beach Areas defined:
- Critical Habitat Area: Dogs are prohibited in critical habitat areas at all times.
- Dog Use Area: Allows dogs off leash year-round located between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. *
- Remainder (Seasonal): March 16 – October 31: Dogs must be on a leash at all times from the Critical Habitat Area west of the Beachwalker County Park to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. November 1 – March 15: Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everywhere on the beach except in the critical habitat area. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.*
The owner must remain with their dog, have the dog under control, and have a leash in their possession in the event that there is a need to leash their dog, or if requested. Electronic leashes are prohibited.
Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and/or 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. Off beach incidents should be reported to Code Enforcement at 843-768-9166.