Resident Beach Parking Passes

To qualify to purchase a beach parking pass you must be a Hilton Head Island resident as evidenced by one or more of the documents outlined below.

To purchase a beach parking pass, the applicant must provide documented evidence of at least one of the following:

  • Residential property owner's tax bill or closing documents within Hilton Head Island Town limits
    (This shall include 4 percent, 6 percent, and partial-deed or time-share ownership of greater or equal to 183 days. However, a timeshare with less than 183 days of annual occupancy and properties that are utilized as short-term rentals are NOT eligible to receive a beach parking pass.)
  • A current Residential Rental/Lease agreement within the Hilton Head Island Town limits with a term greater than or equal to 183 days.
  • Exceptions may be made for vehicles transporting island residents. These may include vehicles registered to assisted living facilities, places of worship, community and/or civic organizations, and other similar entities owning property and operating within the Hilton Head Island Town limits.

Additional Required Documentation:

  • Vehicle Registration
  • A valid SC DMV golf cart registration must be provided to obtain a beach parking pass for a golf cart.

About the Beach Parking Pass

  • The beach parking pass is valid from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 at designated Town beach parking lots and spaces.
  • The pass permits parking at the 135 beach pass spaces at Islander's Beach Park and the 30 beach pass spaces at Driessen Beach Park.
  • Vehicles with a valid pass are not required to pay for metered parking at any of the Town's public beach access parking lots.
  • Beach parking passes are limited to two vehicles per address.

Apply for a Beach Parking Pass

Step 1. Download and complete the Beach Parking Pass Application.

Beach Parking Pass Application

Step 2. Attach copies of the required documentation.

To purchase a beach parking pass, the applicant must provide documented evidence of at least one of the following:

  • Residential property owner's tax bill or closing documents within Hilton Head Island Town limits
    (This shall include 4 percent, 6 percent, and partial-deed or time-share ownership of greater or equal to 183 days. However, a timeshare with less than 183 days of annual occupancy and properties that are utilized as short-term rentals are NOT eligible to receive a beach parking pass.)
  • A current Residential Rental/Lease agreement with a term greater than or equal to 183 days.

Additional Required Documentation:

  • Vehicle Registration
  • A valid SC DMV golf cart registration must be provided to obtain a beach parking pass for a golf cart.

* Applications submitted without the required documentation will be returned.

Step 3. Include check or money order for $15 per Vehicle payable to the Town of Hilton Head Island.

* Limit of two vehicles per address

Step 4. Mail or drop off your completed application, documentation and payment.

In-Person

Facilities Management
12A Gateway Circle
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

* Beach parking passes will NOT be available at Town Hall.

Mail

Town of Hilton Head Island
Attn: Beach Pass
12A Gateway Circle
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

* Please allow Town staff time to review and process applications. Upon approval the beach pass will be mailed to you.

You have your beach parking pass...now what?

  • The beach parking pass is valid from 1/1/2022 through 12/31/2022 at designated Town beach parking lots and spaces.
  • The pass permits parking at the 135 beach pass spaces at Islander's Beach Park and the 30 beach pass spaces at Driessen Beach Park.
  • Vehicles with a valid pass are not required to pay for metered parking at any of the Town's public beach access parking lots.
  • Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking space. Any vehicle not parked in a designated space (i.e. on the road shoulder, in a No Parking zone, etc.) is subject to towing at the owner's expense.
  • The beach parking pass is only authorized for the vehicle for which it is issued. Improper usage or transfer of a pass may subject the pass to revocation.
  • When purchasing a new vehicle or replacing a damaged windshield, you may remove the current pass and return it to the Town for a replacement pass at no additional charge.
  • The pass must be affixed by the decal adhesive on the upper driver side of the windshield. Do not tape the decal to the windshield.

Questions?

Contact the Facilities Management Division at 843-342-4580.