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News Release

Deadline Approaching for Discontinuation of Temporary Signs and Single-Use Plastic Bags

Release Date: June 25, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

Local businesses will have to remove temporary signs from their locations and stop giving customers single-use plastic bags for take-out and other goods by Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

This is the date the Town of Hilton Head Island expects businesses to begin complying with Town ordinances pertaining to signs and single-use plastic bags that were in place prior to temporary allowances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the Town relaxed temporary sign enforcement to allow businesses to place nonpermanent signs on their properties to announce openings. All temporary signage must be removed by July 7.

The Town also temporarily allowed the utilization of single-use plastic bags to assist with the larger than normal volume of take-out and curbside orders, and groceries during the coronavirus pandemic. The use of these types of bags should be discontinued after July 7.

Violations are a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $500 or up to 30 days in jail, or both.