The Town of Kiawah Island’s fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. Town Council adopts a budget each year to allocate funds for the many programs, services, and projects provided for residents and visitors.

Where does the Town get its money from?

Check Registers
Financial Statements
These documents present the results of the most recent Audit, providing an overview of the financial position of the Town as well as a summary of the findings of the Audit itself. If you have any questions regarding the information in the documents please contact the Treasurer at 843-768-9166.

Franchise Fees
Beach – The Town of Kiawah entered into an agreement with the  Island Beach Services for the right to use the beach to rent beach items, such as umbrellas and chairs.

Electric- The Town of Kiawah has an agreement with Berkley Electric Cooperative, Inc to provide electricity to the customers within the corporate limits to the Town.  The agreement requires Berkley Electric to pay the Town 3% of the total electric revenues from the preceding calendar year from all retail electrical accounts within the corporate limits of the Town.

Other- The Town has entered into agreements with Bell South Telecommunications, Inc. and Comcast Cable for the right to use the public rights of way within its municipal boundaries for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating facilities thereon.
Policies and Procedure
The Town’s Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual
The Town’s full-time employee annual salaries with compensation benefits over 50K are available by submitting a Freedom of Information Act Request here.

Town Contracts

  • ADP, LLC
  • Banks Construction
  • Barrier Island Ocean Rescue
  • Carolina Waste
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
  • Coastal Science and Engineering
  • HR&A
  • Immedion, LLC
  • Island Beach Services
  • Mauldin & Jenkins
  • McCormick Taylor
  • Outdoor Spatial Designs
  • Segra
  • The Greenery
  • Tyler Technologies, Inc.
  • Wilson Law Firm