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Town Hosting Informational Sessions for Short-term Rental Owners & Property Managers

October 28, 2022

The Town of Hilton Head Island will host three informational sessions to educate short-term rental unit owners and property managers about the Town’s new requirements and regulations for short-term rentals.

Starting next year, short-term rental owners are required to have a business license and permit to operate within Town limits. The sessions will be held at the following times:

Wednesday, November 2
10 am and 5 pm
Hilton Head Island Town Hall
1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Thursday, November 17
10 am
Island Recreation Center Community Room
20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

If you can’t join us in person you can watch the first meeting live at 10 am on Wednesday, November 2 on our Facebook meetings page or on Beaufort County’s YouTube page. After this meeting occurs, a recording of the first session will be made available on the Town’s website by the end of the week.

In May of 2022, the Hilton Head Island Town Council passed an ordinance regulating how short-term rentals will operate on the Island. The ordinance, which applies to privately owned residential property used as vacation homes and short-term rentals for a rental period of less than 30 days, goes into effect on January 2023. The Town will begin accepting applications for permits through its short-term rental permitting portal on January 3, 2023.

The ordinance addresses short-term rental related:

The ordinance establishes the assessment of an annual fee for short-term rental permits. The fee would help recover costs associated with identifying short-term rental properties, ensuring compliance with permitting and business licenses requirements, and addressing violations.

For more information, contact Barbara Wooster, Revenue Customer Service Manager, at or 843-341-4652.

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director