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ADA specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM (eastern time) except on Thursday when the hours are 12:30 PM until 5:30 PM.
Spanish language service is also available.
For general ADA information, answers to specific technical questions, free ADA materials, or information about filing a complaint, call:
800 - 514 - 0301 (voice)
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The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Eligible small businesses and nonprofits may apply online here.
According to the SBA, the turn around time between submitting your application and cash in hand is about 30 days, so business owners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. There is no cost to apply. More information and application tips are available on our website here.
By digitally signing up below, YOU PLEDGE to show your strongest support of our local-independent businesses. YOU PLEDGE to support your local farmers, fishermen, ranchers and purveyors. You pledge to support your local retailers, restaurants, service providers and artists. Our local businesses need us now more than EVER. There is power in our daily decisions - power to make or break our neighbors’ businesses. While we are all "social distancing," there are still many safe ways to show our support. From online orders, curb-side pickups, gift certificate orders for later use, and more.Our local businesses are sharing how we can best continue to support them and we’re putting it all in one easy-to-use website. Visit buylocalchs.com and browse by category or business profile.
Let’s take care of each other! Lowcountry Local First is organizing a list of ways our local businesses are pivoting their service offerings due to the impacts of COVID-19. We are dedicating our "airwaves" to this messaging until things improve.Tell us what you are doing to help get your products or services safely to your customers. Perhaps you offer delivery or online shipping, curb-side service, extra in-store precautions, FaceTime shopping, gift cards, etc.Let us know, so we can help let our community know!
To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 and address the increase of confirmed cases across the nation and in South Carolina, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie is amending his March 16 Emergency Proclamation and further restricting public gatherings and community events from 50 people to 10 persons or less.
Call Congress with this simple message: The federal government must respond quickly and aggressively to keep small businesses solvent through the crisis. Small businesses need grants and subsidies. Loans alone will leave many small businesses crippled by debt and at risk of failure. Find your representatives.
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Yes. All events are free to the public.
All events start at 7pm and usually last about an hour to two hours.
Yes. All events are family friendly.
Each section on SCBOS is designed to support all phases of business lifecycle from start-up through expansion. You will find FAQs, custom tutorials, checklists, and other information to help you.
The Town Hall the Business License Division is located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
You can re-open so long as you are considered an Essential Business by Governor McMaster’s Office.
Please submit the Clarification of Business Designation Form for Governor McMaster’s Office for a determination. The link to the form is HERE.
No prior approval from the Town is needed.
Unfortunately, we do not have a reopening date for businesses currently designated as non-essential. This decision must come from Governor McMaster’s Office.
Please refer to our Reopening Guidance website. We have industry- specific guidelines, along with CDC and SCDHEC guidelines for your reference.
No, but businesses are strongly encouraged to take every safety precaution for their staff and guests.
Yes, you can require a mask be worn to enter your place of business.
Please refer to our business resources page HERE.
The Town’s Capital Improvement Plan represents a guide for maintenance and acquisition of capital assets. It is an important management tool because it helps evaluate the effects of large capital costs on the Town’s operating budget and financial standing in terms of debt burden and capacity.
- Acquisition of land.- Construction of a new facility or an expansion of an existing facility.- A non-recurring rehabilitation or a major repair to all or part of a building or its grounds. This should have a cost exceeding $100,000 and a useful life exceeding 10 years.- Planning, design, or engineering related to a capital improvement or other program.
A Comprehensive Plan is a local government’s guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the Town, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the Town reach its preferred future goals. There are nine required “elements” that every Comprehensive Plan must address – population, housing, economic development, community facilities, natural resources, cultural resources, land use, transportation, and priority investments. Thus, the Comprehensive Plan touches land development decisions, capital projects, and many other governmental decisions that might impact the future health of the Town. In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. Considering the tremendous growth that the area has experienced over the past several years, Town Council decided to move the process up a year, to help town government identify and address its greatest needs.
In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. Considering the tremendous growth that the area has experienced over the past several years, Town Council decided to move the process up a year, to help town government identify and address its greatest needs. The town wants to develop a Mount Pleasant Planning Area citizen-driven plan that is strategic and actionable, and embraced by the community to better manage the pressures of growth.
As a citizen, business owner, or property owner in the Mount Pleasant Planning Area, you have made an important choice to invest in this community. If you like the community the way it is, you should care because change is always happening. If you want aspects of the community improved you have an opportunity to help prioritize the most important projects or areas to address. This is your best chance to have a direct say in what Mount Pleasant looks like in the future.
The planning process is being led by Planning Commission and Town Staff. A Plan Forum – a group of 34 Mount Pleasant Planning Area residents – was established to provide feedback and guide development of the Plan. The Plan Forum will be geographically and demographically representative of the town’s neighborhoods and planning area. They are charged with meeting on a regular basis to guide the planning consultant in the creation of several milestone deliverables and to process and reflect on information and input provided by the broader public at a series of three open house/workshops held over the next year.
We are committed to an inclusive and open process to foster community engagement and action. There will be three series of input opportunities specifically designed for you to share your ideas. Please follow us on facebook and check the project website for the engagement schedule, and online activities. For more information about the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning and Development Department and the Town of Mount Pleasant 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan, sign up on our Notify Me module and let us bring the information to you. Customize your experience and engage in information you care about!
You are already an expert if you live or work in the Mount Pleasant Planning Area. Who knows the community better than someone who lives or works here?
A comprehensive plan looks at the various aspects of the built and natural environment and the policies the town uses to make development and preservation decisions. The primary themes that are emerging early in the process and serve as a driver for the update are the rapid growth rate the town has experienced, and the impacts of that growth on our roads, schools, public services and other infrastructure like sewer and water. The state requires certain elements of a comprehensive plan including: land use, transportation, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, population, housing, community facilities, and priority investments to coordinate financial decisions with the recommendations of the comprehensive plan.
A Long Range Transportation Plan will be developed in concert with the Comprehensive Plan. The project team will be starting this effort with an assessment of existing traffic conditions and other mobility options in the Town. Looking ahead to the future, the team will be working together to identify transportation solutions collaboratively with the land use planning effort to make sure the appropriate improvements and projects are identified to support the growth and development throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Area. All modes of transportation will be included: autos, trucks, bicycles, transit, and walking. Additionally, the transportation plan will include a review of the traffic operations in the Town. This means we will be looking at signals, signage, and relative solutions to improve mobility.
First continuance request: A return email will advise if the request has been granted. There may be insufficient time to process a request received within 48 hours of the court date which would result in the case going forward as scheduled.
Second continuance request: All requests for a second or subsequent continuance will be ruled on by the judge on the court date if received within 48 hours of the court date. If the request is denied at that time, your case will go forward as scheduled. If your request is granted, the new court date and time will be mailed to you at the address on file.
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus.
This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.
How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials and involves considering specifics of each situation including disease severity, illness signs and symptoms, and results of laboratory testing for that patient.
Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from isolation is made on a case by case basis and includes meeting all of the following requirements:
Someone who has been released from isolation is not considered to pose a risk of infection to others.
Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed illness (symptoms) from others who have not been exposed, in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease. Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of exposure, because 14 days is the longest incubation period seen for similar coronaviruses. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others because they have not developed illness during the incubation period.
Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.
Learn what is known about the spread of COVID-19.
It is not yet known whether weather and temperature impact the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months. At this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
The following is a list of official Town Holidays. During the noted holiday week, your collection normally will occur one day later than your regular day unless a special schedule is set. Notice of the change in Garbage and Trash collection service is also advertised in the local newspapers. Administrative offices are closed in observance of the following holidays:
Holidays are also posted on the Public Services and Town Calendar - which you can subscribe to!
The Town of Mount Pleasant requires the use of paper bags for loose yard debris collections. Paper bags help remove plastics from the waste stream and reduce the need for petroleum based products.
Click the link below to see what your neighborhood collection day is:
Our trucks are on the road at 7 am. Your container and debris should be at the curb by that time. We do not have a set time. Even if we come by your house everyday at the same time, we may have to switch routes if a driver is out sick. Such instances can cause a shift in pick-up times.
Please contact the Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022. There are many reasons why we may have not made a collection! We may have been by early and your container was not out, you may have had non-collectable debris, or we may have had a route change that missed you by accident!
Our collection services begin at 7:00 am. Your garbage container may not have been at your curbside at that time or there may have been items in your container that we must collect separately. Please contact our Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022 to discuss your circumstances.
Please purchase a second rollcart. We will not collect any garbage placed outside of the carts. We can provide up to two containers for each residence. A second container can be ordered from the Public Services Department office at Town Hall for $70. Delivery may take up to several weeks.
Contact our Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022. We can repair your container with new wheels, new latches, and/or new handles.
*Please note we do not provide cleaning services for smelly containers. Containers should be cleaned with soap and water by the homeowner. Please put the wash water onto a dirt or grassy area - but do not pour it down the stormdrain. Stormdrains flow in to the marsh or your neighborhood pond.
Yes! The 90 gallon container is standard but we can exchange it for a 65 gallon container. Please call our Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022 to make arrangements!
Please check with your neighbors first to see if they grabbed it by accident. If it does not turn up, you will need to file a report with our Police Dispatch Department at (843) 743-7200. The Police will give you an incident number. Once you gain an incident number, call our Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022. We will then be able to issue you a new container.
Yes, we can provide up to two containers for each residence. A second container can be ordered from the Public Services Department office at Town Hall for $70. Delivery may take up to several weeks.
Recycling is managed by the County in accordance with state regulations. Check the County's website and the State DHEC's website for answers! Charleston County Recycling can be reached at (843) 720-7111.
Charleston County has several area drop-sites. The nearest center (depending on your location) is the Charleston County Recycling Center ((843) 720-7111) located on Romney Street or the Maxville Road Convenience Center ((843) 928-3860) located in Awendaw.
The landfill is located on Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley. Household hazardous waste should be taken to this site for proper disposal. You can contact the landfill at (843) 763-8564 for hours and directions.
For more information regarding proper recycling or disposal of household hazardous waste, call Charleston County recycling at (843) 720-7111, or for more information visit their website!
The Town has a used oil recycling drop-off center at the Public Services Department maintenance facility. Our drop-off center is located under the blue awning across the road from our Waste Management office at 1365 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway. We can accept 5 gallons of oil or gas/ oil mixtures at a time. We also accept oil filters too Help protect our local waterways from pollution - make sure oil and gas/oil mixtures never go down the storm drain!
There is an estimated 90,000 Cubic Yards of debris on the street from Hurricane Dorian. The Town tracks 337 “Neighborhoods” within the Town. Of these neighborhoods, 92 have been completed, 79 are ongoing/planned, and 166 have not been started. We are seeing on social media that residents are starting to get upset that their debris hasn’t been collected yet. It is going to take some time to get everything picked up. As more contract crews become available the pace of debris pickup will increase.
For numerous reasons, it is hard to project exactly when we will get into each neighborhood. Our ability to collect debris is based on the number of people we have available on any given day, the amount of equipment that is available. The pace that we collect debris is driven by the volume of debris in each neighborhood, how consolidated the debris piles are, and the traffic and travel time it takes to get from the collection point to the drop site and then back to the collection point. We will continue releasing Daily Pickup Updates after the morning coordination meetings to ensure we communicate accurate information.
There are several possibilities why your pile was missed:- There was non-vegetative debris mixed into your pile.- Vegetative debris was not cut down to 4 ft.- Something was blocking your pile and we couldn’t get to it.- Some of the contractor crews are initially skipping cul-de-sacs and coming back with smaller equipment before they move into other areas.- We accidentally missed it.
If we missed your pile, please remember there will be a second pass across the entire Town once the first pass is completed. If we have the opportunity to go back to it during the first pass, we will.
This how you can help:
- Please review the Debris Separation Guidelines on the graphic from FEMA. The only storm debris authorized for collection for Hurricane Dorian is vegetative debris. If other items are mixed into vegetative debris piles, the pile may not be collected.- Please review the “Tips for Curbside Debris Placement” infographic. Make sure to keep all piles away from ALL utilities so we don’t damage critical infrastructure. Do not block roadways or sidewalks.- We are cleaning what we can but ask for help on completing the finishing touches (sweeping and bagging leaves, cleaning up smaller debris left behind after piles are picked up, etc.)- If you have multiple small piles of vegetative debris, please combine them to increase efficiency in the collection process.
Depending on your property's flood risk, you may be federally required to have flood insurance for your property while it is under a loan. The amount of flood insurance coverage required is determined by the National Flood Insurance Program. Even if you are not required to have flood insurance, it is a good idea to consider adding it to your insurance policy.
Although flooding, tropical weather, and winter weather are common hazards in the Low Country, it is important to consider other types of emergencies and disasters. Natural, technological and intentional hazards have the potential to impact our area. You can help prepare yourself and family by making and emergency plan and family communicaitons plan. You can also build emergency kits to store in your home and car. See our website for Individual Preparedness to learn more.
An Emergency Operations Center is a place where coordination of information and resources occurs in order to support an emergency or disaster response. The Town's EOC is located at Town Hall, and will have representation from fire, law enforcement, medical services, public services and others as needed.
Resilience refers to our capacity as individuals, communities, government, businesses, and organizations to withstand, adapt, and even thrive despite stressors and shocks associated with a changing frequency of adverse weather, disasters, and chronic coastal hazards. Resilience requires a strategic and coordinated approach for everyone involved. The Town incorporates resiliency considerations into our day to day culture and decision making.
EarthquakeA sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the earth’s crust, accompanied and followed by a series of vibrations.
EpicenterThe place on the earth’s surface directly above the point on the fault where the earthquake rupture began. Once fault slippage begins, it expands along the fault during the earthquake and can extend hundreds of miles before stopping.
FaultThe fracture across which displacement has occurred during an earthquake. The slippage may range from less than an inch to more than 10 yards in a severe earthquake.
MagnitudeThe amount of energy released during an earthquake, which is computed from the amplitude of the seismic waves. A magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale indicates an extremely strong earthquake. Each whole number on the scale represents an increase of about 30 times more energy released than the previous whole number represents. Therefore, an earthquake measuring 6.0 is about 30 times more powerful than one measuring 5.0.
Seismic WavesVibrations that travel outward from the earthquake fault at speeds of several miles per second. Although fault slippage directly under a structure can cause considerable damage, the vibrations of seismic waves cause most of the destruction during earthquakes.
The USGS focuses their efforts on the long-term mitigation of earthquake hazards by helping to improve the safety of structures, rather than by trying to accomplish short-term predictions.
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Heat Index:A number in degrees Fahrenheit (F) that tells how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.
Heat Cramps: Muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are often the first signal that the body is having trouble with the heat.
Heat Exhaustion: Typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim’s condition will worsen. Body temperature will keep rising and the victim may suffer heat stroke.
Heat Stroke: A life-threatening condition. The victim’s temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.
Sun Stroke: Another term for heat stroke. FEMA
Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagnant atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. Consequently, people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than those living in rural areas. Also, asphalt and concrete store heat longer and gradually release heat at night, which can produce higher nighttime temperatures known as the “urban heat island effect.”
Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Outbreaks of influenza in animals, especially when happening simultaneously with annual outbreaks of seasonal influenza in humans, increase the chances of a pandemic, through the merging of animal and human influenza viruses. During the last few years, the world has faced several threats with pandemic potential, making the occurrence of the next pandemic a matter of time.
You may receive an incident report by calling the Fire Department at 843-884-0623 or by submitting the Request an incident report form. You can choose to receive the report by e-mail, fax or picking it up from the Fire Department Headquarters at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
The ISO rating is Class 2.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department has Certified Child Seat Installer, for more information call (843) 884-0623.
It is important to have public participation because the decisions being made today are complex and they are tremendously impactful to both current and future generations in Mount Pleasant. It is imperative that citizens are aware of the decisions we face and that they have a say in shaping the future of their community.
After brief introductions, citizens are asked to share their thoughts on what is important to them. They are encouraged to ask questions and suggest ideas. Town officials share information about upcoming projects, major challenges, and opportunities for public participation.
This small group format allows for more in-depth discussion in an informal setting. It provides citizens with another opportunity to give their input and receive a response beyond public hearings and Town Council meetings.
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Yes, the Old Village was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1973. In 1979, the Town of Mount Pleasant created a more expansive, local historic district named the Old Village Historic District. Learn more about the Old Village here and take a self guided walking tour here.
Yes, Mount Pleasant is home to many prominent sites that are listed on this national register. Please choose from the selections below to learn more about some of the places that are important to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and the nation’s story.
The Historical Commission invites Mount Pleasant residents and visitors to participate in the History on Tap! Passport Program. History on Tap is a digital passport program that includes maps and a Mount Pleasant History Passport and questionnaire designed around our historical marker program for use with self guided and educational tours. Visit each historical marker and “stamp” your passport by answering the markers corresponding question. To participate, just download the passport here.
The Historical Commission has self guided educational tours available on their website, Mount Pleasant Historical. The website can also be downloaded as a mobile app on an Apple or Google device.
You will need a smart phone or other mobile device with NFC technology, both Android and Apple devices will work. Please note that your device must be connected to the internet either through a cell signal or Wi-Fi. You must have NFC set to “on" in the phone. For older Apple devices download the app.
For residential lots, any trees on residential lots 16 inches or greater in diameter when measuring 4 1/2 feet from the ground (except of Pine species, Sweet Gum, Callary Pear varieties, River Birch, Mimosa, Chinaberry, Chinese Tallow, Camphor tree, White Poplar, Mulberry and Leyland Cypress) are protected and would need approval before being removed.
Tree removal requests due to tree decline or damage can be submitted online through our website at http://www.tompsc.com/forms.aspx?FID=109.
Tree removal in conjunction with any type of construction (new home, addition, renovation, pool, etc) is reviewed in conjunction with the building permit approval process. You can submit a building permit application online through our website at http://www.tompsc.com/877/Building-Inspections-Applications-and-Fo.
Trees located within special buffer areas, critical areas, easements, or rights-of-way may be protected regardless of size or species.
Residential trees that are exempt from a permit, may still require tree protection zones on site plans per § 156.225.
Yes. The Town allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in most residential zoning districts. Please call the Planning & Engineering Division at (843) 884-1229 to verify that there are no restrictions on your property and an ADU can be constructed on your property. Size, location, occupancy, and other requirements may be found in Zoning Code Section 156.110 & 156.111. A building permit application must be submitted to the Building Inspection Division. The application will be reviewed and approved by both the Building Inspections and Planning and Engineering Divisions before a permit is issued.
If you are looking for the recorded plat for your property, please contact the Charleston County ROD Office at (843) 958-4800. If you are looking for a site plan showing your house on the lot, please contact the Permitting Office of the Building Inspection Division at (843) 884-5184. If you are looking for an aerial view of an area or a zoning map, please fill out a map request or contact the Planning Department at (843) 884-1229..
Yes. All changes to signs require a sign permit and require compliance with the current sign ordinance. A sign permit application can be submitted online through our website.
Yes. All changes, including moving a sign require a sign permit. Different shopping centers have different requirements for sign types and styles. Shopping center owners provide a Master Sign Program to the Town to facilitate permit reviews comply with their guidelines and other Town ordinances. In some instances, an electrical permit may be required. A sign permit application can be submitted online through our website. If you have any questions, we can help you determine all necessary steps for a safe installation by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our office at 843-884-1229.
If you are looking for the recorded plat for your property, please contact the Charleston County RMC Office at (843) 958-4800. If you are looking for a site plan showing your house on the lot, please contact the Engineering & Development Services Department at (843) 856-3080. If you are looking for an aerial view of an area or a zoning map, please fill out a map request or contact the PLAN Department (843) 884-1229.
Yes, trees located on residential lots that are 16 inches in diameter (measuring trunk 4 1/2 feet from the ground) are protected and require a permit from the Town of Mount Pleasant. Residential trees that are exempt from a permit are those under 16 inches in diameter and the following species: Pine, Sweet Gum, Callary Pear, River Birch, Mimosa, Chinaberry, Chinese Tallow, Camphor Tree, and White Poplar trees unless they are located in a buffer, critical area or right-of-way. Remember to check with your HOA or neighborhood for any covenants for restrictions regarding tree removal.
Yes. The permit can be issued to you as the owner or a contractor who is licensed to work in South Carolina. If you live in the Old Village Historic District, additional approval from the Historic District Preservation Commission will be necessary before a permit can be issued.
Yes. The Town allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in most residential zoning districts. Please call the PLAN Department at (843) 884-1229 to verify that your property can have an ADU. Size, location, occupancy, and other requirements may be found in Zoning Code Section 156.110 & 156.111. A building permit is required and can be submitted to our Building Inspections office with all required supplemental information as outlined on the ADU checklist.
You may trim any dead limbs out of a tree. You may also trim the live crown as long as it is evenly distributed throughout the crown and does not damage the tree or tree canopy.
There are several regulations that apply when determining the buildable area:
Yes, you need a plat approved by the Town of Mount Pleasant and recorded at the Charleston County Record of Deeds office.
Setbacks are regulated according to § 156.007, of the Town of Mount Pleasant Code of Ordinances as follows:
BUILDING LINE (includes SETBACK). That line which represents the minimum distances, when measured at right angles, which a building or structure must be placed from a lot line in accordance with the terms of this chapter. Front and rear yards should be located along the width of the lot (shorter dimension) and side yards should be located along the length of the lot (longer dimension), both regardless of lot and building orientation so as to provide the greatest amount of buildable area.
LOT, CORNER. A lot at the junction of, and fronting on, two or more streets (but not alleys) at their intersection (lot “A” in diagram shown below).
LOT, DEPTH. The average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines, measured in the general direction of its side lot lines.
LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE. A lot having a frontage on two streets (but not alleys), at a point other than at their intersection, as distinguished from corner lot (lot “C” in diagram shown below).
LOT, INTERIOR. A lot other than a corner lot, having frontage on only one street other than an alley (lot “B” in diagram shown below).
The annexation tax calculator provides the taxpayer or prospective buyer an estimate of property taxes for a parcel, personal property or vehicle. The tax calculator can be accessed through the Charleston County website at https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/auditor/tax-estimator.php.
The Charleston County Tax Assessor's office maintains county tax information. You can look up the recent assessment of a property at https://sc-charleston.publicaccessnow.com/.
Per § 156.313, work requiring an application includes: moving, demolition, new construction, exterior alteration, building additions, site alterations, hardscaping, walkways, driveways, patios, walls, fences and docks in the historic district.
Some applications can be considered "minor work" but it must meet the criteria given in the Design Guidelines for minor work.
Yes, if the driver has a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance on the golf cart, and has obtained a $5 registration sticker from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Then the golf cart can be legally operated on secondary residential streets and may cross a primary highway or street during daylight hours only within two miles of their residence.
Recycling is provided by the County in accordance with state regulations. Charleston County Recycling can be reached at (843) 720-7111. You can also check the County's website and the State DHEC's website for more information!
There are several entities who own and maintain roads in Mount Pleasant - the Town, the Highway Department (SCDOT), Charleston County, and then there are Private Roads. Potholes can be reported to the Town for review and repair, those belonging to other entities will be forwarded to that respective agency. Call the Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022 or report your concern here!
The Town is responsible for replacing missing or damaged street signs on Town roadways. To identify a missing or damaged street sign, call the Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022 or report your concern here! Please note that some subdivisions may have specialty signs. Also, private subdivisions and areas will have signs that they are responsible for maintaining.
Please visit our Curbside Collection pages to see if your question can be answered there. We provide general information about our services, including frequently asked questions and holiday schedules on the event calendar! For more information, please call the Public Services office at (843) 849-2022.
The Mount Pleasant water and sewer system is managed by Mount Pleasant Waterworks. This agency is separate from the Town services. Please contact "Waterworks" at 884-9626 or visit their website!
Requests for any new sign that has never been put up before or a special sign (not replacements) need to be sent to the Transportation Department.
Curb repairs can be evaluated for hazards. Areas of ponding water are not considered a hazard but large cracks, missing sections, or larger offsets may qualify. To determine who owns the road and if a repair is warranted, please contact the Public Services Department office at (843) 849-2022 or report your concern here.
The Town cuts grass on most primary roadways - we do not cut grass in subdivisions. Some primary roads are on a maintenance schedule while others are cut on an as needed basis. Please call the Public Services Department office to identify an overgrown area at (843) 849-2022 or report your concern here.
The Town will investigate low tree limbs over roadways to determine the responsible party and the urgency of the hazard. To report the limb to the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022 or report your concern here.
The Town will investigate sidewalk damage for the hazard level and report the information if a repair is warranted to the appropriate road owner/ agency. Residents and property owners are required to keep clear any sidewalk abutting their property, to maintain vegetation along the sidewalk, and to report sidewalk concerns. Areas in need of repair can be reported to the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022 or you can report your concern here.
Street lights are owned and maintained by SCE&G. Please contact SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234 to report any issues to them directly. You will need the pole number that is stamped on the pole for them to know where to respond.
Mosquito control services are provided by Charleston County. For more information, please contact Mosquito Abatement at (843) 202-7880 or visit the Charleston County Mosquito Control website.
To be added to the Town’s bid list, please register via the Town’s new procurement portal for vendor registration and procurement opportunities. Click below for the link to the
This Program provides a preference to a company if their primary office is located within the Town’s limits and they agree to the terms of the Program. This preference allows the local vendor to receive a percent discount off their bid during the evaluation process to determine the low bidder. Click here for the Local Vendor Partnership Program Application
To use our online registration program, you must have previously
registered for an activity with the Mount Pleasant Recreation
Department. If you are a new member, you will need to
stop in one of our Recreation Centers to get registered. *Refer
to #3, “Walk-in.”
If you do not remember your user name or password, click on
“Forgot Password” and follow the directions. Your user name
and password will be emailed to you in two emails.
We recommend perusing the brochure and choosing your
activities prior to logging in. Note the activity number assigned
to each activity, as it will be helpful when registering. Mount
Pleasant Recreation Department only accepts VISA and
MASTERCARD. No discounts are given online.
Registration dates are set in advance and subject to change.
Refer to our website, information sheets or call for an update.
How to register online:
1. Go to www.mtpleasantrec.com/register
2. Enter your user name and password
3. Select category
4. Click on the cart icon next to the activity
5. “Enroll Now”
(the button will appear at the very bottom of the screen)
6. Select a household member to enroll
7. “Add to Cart”
8. Enter your payment information
Anyone and everyone, regardless of ability, may register for a
program through the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department.
All Recreation Department buildings are accessible to all
persons. Those needing special assistance should notify the
center in advance.
As a member of the Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex you may reserve tennis courts free of charge up to 48 hours in advance by calling 843-856-2162 or by emailling Shelli Davis at email@example.com. As a non-member of the facility, you may reserve a court the day of for a small fee.
Mount Pleasant Resident: $5 per visit
Non-Resident: $10 per visit
Mt. Pleasant Resident: $200 yearly membership.
Mt. Pleasant Resident Family: $400 yearly membership.
Non-resident Individual: $350 yearly membership
Non-resident Family: $700 yearly membership/
The pool is open from 7:00am - 8:15pm Monday - Thursday and 7:00am - 6:30pm Fridays.Please check the weekly pool schedule for lap/recreational swim hours.
No. The Town will refund all but $10 of your fee.
April 30th is the cutoff date for baseball. This is the official date for USA Baseball. For example, for the Fall Lowcountry League if your child turns 11 years old on April 29th he or she would play in the 11-12 Lowcountry League for the fall season and in a 11-12 year old league for the spring season.
We highly recommend to sign your son or daughter up for the Dixie Leagues first. All players must be evaluated and drafted onto a Dixie team. Any player not selected to the Dixie League will automatically be transferred into our Recreation League for that particular age group. However, if this is your child's first time ever playing baseball, registering for the Recreation League might be the best fit.
Most baseball teams are going to have two games during the week (Monday-Thursday). Some coaches might practice a little more each week so please be prepared for about four days a week. Some younger leagues will play games on Saturdays as well.
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department offers Trip Camp at the R. L. Jones Center and Travel Camp at Park West.
Refund requests, less the $50 camp reservation fee, will only be considered with at least five business days notice prior to the start of camp.
Yes, there is!
Is exercise room orientation required? You must be an active Senior Center Member and an Informed Consent/Liability Waiver must be signed before you can begin using the equipment in the exercise room. We do recommend you view, at your convenience, our video orientation on Equipment Safety and Etiquette. It is available online in the Quick Links section of our Web page. We also have a Wellness Specialist who is available by appointment on Thursday's for an equipment orientation. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. The Center also has three Certified Geriatric Personal Trainers who are available for individual orientations well as a Yoga Personal Trainer and a Certified Balance & Mobility Specialist. These individual orientations range from $25.00 for 1/2 hour to $40.00 for a full hour of personalized instruction. For further information feel free to call the Senior Center at 856-2166.
You must be 50 years of age or older to join.
Beginning on January 1, 2020, the cost of a Mount Pleasant Senior Center membership will be $140 per year for Mount Pleasant Residents and $280 for non residents.
The Mount Pleasant Senior Center hours are as follows: 6:00a.m. - 7:00p.m Monday - Thursday 6:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Friday 6:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday
MPRD TENNIS COURT FEES
Hard Court = $3 resident/per player, $6 non-resident/per playerClay Court = $6 resident/per player, $12 non-resident/per player
Court reservations are for 90 minutes
If necessary, all lights will be turned on fifteen (15) minutes after the stated times and the clean-up time frame will begin immediately. The renter has two (2) hours after the event to clean and remove equipment.
Lakeside Pavilion - All rentals end at midnight with one (1) hour to clean up following the event.
Contact Risk Management at (843) 884-8517 or via email.
Contact Risk Management at 843-884-8517 or via email. If you have the ability to take photos, please email them to Risk Management.
As soon as possible, contact the Town’s Title VI Coordinator with your request. Please allow ample time to be able to address your needed accommodation(s), preferably one week in advance.
October 1st, 2021
The Town’s GIS team has created a web application with details of the project that will show the most up-to-date information. The web application will be embedded on this page. We will also keep this page as updated as possible.
Yes. Select trees will be removed. Town ordinances for tree removal will be followed. Residents will able to see the specific trees that are currently planned to be removed on the interactive web map on this web page.
Yes. Check this page frequently for updates and plan your routes accordingly.
Expected 12 months
Lowcountry Sitework, LLC
An easement gives an entity the right to use a person’s property for a specific purpose. The right-of-way is owned by the entity to which it was dedicated.
The development of land to build our homes, roads, shopping centers and amenities removes natural areas that helped absorb rain. When we build, the run-off from rainfall is channeled and increases in volume. This rain has to go somewhere. The drainage systems are in place to help protect us from flooding. In addition, the rain picks up large and small pieces of pollution off of the ground and carries it to the system outflows (our creeks and marshes). We are now tasked to prevent pollution from occurring or capture the pollution and treat the water before it leaves our system. These operations require funding. Collectively all property owners in the Town pay a small fee to maintain the larger municipal system.
Most projects and operations require more funding that any single fee payment. The Town uses the fees to complete routine maintenance, emergency maintenance and manage small projects. Many projects require considerable resources to pay for the engineering work, permitting, and construction. It may take some time to get these projects implemented. Property owners should report issues so that problem areas can be identified for a future study - and possibly a project!
The Stormwater Division conducts routine maintenance, emergency repairs, and small projects. We also collect data and manage large capital improvement projects, respond to illegal dumping and pollution reports, we can review areas of concern and if the solution is outside of our areas of responsibility - we can suggest ideas for property owners to undertake. Visit our Services page for more details!
A sinkhole is a hole that may form in the road or in your yard. The hole can be from many things, an old tree stump, a hole in a utility pipe, or settling debris. Sometimes sewer and storm drain pipes (different pipes and systems) can crack or separate. This opening allows water and soil to get into the pipe - leaving a hole up above it! Generally our sinkholes are isolated to an area right next to the pipe. These holes are usually only a few feet wide and deep, unlike sinkholes in Florida that are caused by limestone erosion. Areas of concern should be reported for investigation and routed to the right agency.
A drainage easement gives some "agencies" (like the Town), the right to use a part of your property for a special purpose (like having a drainage system). The agency does not own the property, or maintain the trees, shrubs, or grass - only their system. The easement owner has the right to enter your property to inspect their system and perform maintenance of their system. Certain restrictions may prohibit property owners from building in these areas or restrict landscaping or fence placement. If the area needs to be dug up - the easement owner does not have to replace anything that the property owner puts in that area.
Perhaps you want to install a fence, pipe a ditch, add a drain connection, or make a different alteration in this area. You will need to submit a plan of your work and an encroachment permit application form to the Stormwater Division of the Public Services Department. Please note: not all alterations can be approved!
General ditch upkeep is up to the property owner. Leaves and debris should never be placed or raked into or along ditch systems. Property owners should cut grass and keep up with the ditch area as they perform their regular yard maintenance. If the ditch is collapsing or has filled in with dirt, the problem can be reported to the Town. Staff will investigate and determine which agency owns the ditch and submit a service request for the property owner. Generally, the repair work consists of digging out the ditch to the correct depth.
Ponds and underground stormwater systems are maintained by Homeowner Associations or private property owners. The Town can provide general upkeep and maintnenance advice to owners but does not do any cleaning or weed control. New systems installed since September 2007 are required to conduct annual inspections, conduct routine maintenance and submit an annual report to the Town's water quality staff.
Please report all clogged drainage pipes to the Stormwater office for investigating. We will determine the problem and clean the system or report it to the proper agency.
Residents who live in low lying or flood prone areas should have an emergency back-up plan and make individual preparations well before a storm is forecasted to impact our area. The Town provides only a limited amount of sandbags on a first come first serve basis - only if a hurricane is forecasted for our area. We will place pallets of bags out at several locations around Town, 48 hours prior to landfall. We cannot guarantee that bags will be available to specific homes and we do not offer delivery or pick-up services.
Mosquito Control services are provided by Charleston County. Please contact Mosquito Abatement at 202-7880 or for more information visit the Mosquito Control website!
The Town has a used oil recycling drop off center at our maintenance facility. We can accept 5 gallons of oil - or gas/ oil mixtures at a time. We also accept oil filters too! Our facility is located under the blue awning across the road from our Waste Management office at 1365 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway. Help protect our local waterways from pollution - Make sure oil and gas oil mixtures never go down the storm drain!
It is against the law to pump chlorinated pool water into the storm drain system; this includes backwash water. However, with permission, Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) may accept pool water into the sanitary sewer system. To request to discharge pool water into the sewer, you can reach MPW's Customer Service Center at (843) 884-9626. Customer Service personnel will need to know the dimensions of your pool and general sewer discharge location. If you are draining the de-chlorinated water from the pool (not the filter backwash) - this can be sent to the public storm drain - try to avoid pumping right before, during, or after rain events! For more information, please contact our Stormwater Office at (843) 856-2157.
Contact the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022.
Prioritizing the resurfacing of existing paved roads will be done utilizing our computerized Pavement Management System, which is based on the technical evaluation of the overall condition of each road. This eliminates the need for request for resurfacing of specific roads. If you have questions regarding the Town's resurfacing program or the Pavement Management System, you may contact Town staff at (843) 856-3080.
The Public Services Department is responsible for the maintenance of existing street signs on all Town owned roads. Call (843) 849-2022. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of state owned roads. Call (843) 740-1665. Charleston County is responsible for the maintenance of county roads. Call (843) 202-6140.
The Town of Mount Pleasant Transportation Department offers traffic calming solutions through the Traffic Calming Program. The program currently employs two types traffic calming devices, speed humps and all-way stop controls. The Transportation Department staff accepts application for the Traffic Calming Program each July. However, requests can be made to the Transportation Department anytime during the year and staff will confirm the street section is eligible for the program.
Traffic Calming Guidelines
Contact the Transportation Department at (843) 856-3080.
You do not need a permit to replace/repair residential driveways. However, in the event a homeowner wishes to extend or build a new driveway over an easement or right of way, the Town requires the homeowner to obtain an Encroachment Permit. Please contact David McLawhorn, Senior Roadway Inspector, at 843-856-3080 or email@example.com for questions regarding Encroachment Permits.
Call Lee Cave, Planning Deputy Director, at (843) 884-1229 for street lighting requests or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use this link to view the Transportation Impact Fee Schedule or reference the Code of Ordinances for additional information by following these steps: Go to official Town Website. Click - Government Click - Code of Ordinances Click - View Code In quick search box type - 154.01 which starts Title for Municipal Impact Fees Transportation Impact Fees start at 154.08 and ends 154.16 liberal construction; violations
The highest concentration of vehicular accidents within the Town of Mount Pleasant occurs along our main thoroughfare, US 17. This is partially because the roadway carries the highest volume of vehicles compared to other corridors such as Long Point Rd or Coleman Blvd, but it is also due to excessive speeds on this facility. The speed limit along most of US 17 is posted for 45 mph and the traffic signals along this corridor are coordinated based upon the posted speed limit. In short, if you travel 45 mph, there is a higher likelihood of receiving a green signal at each intersection as you progress along the corridor, regardless of direction. Conversely, if you travel above the posted speed limit, you will be more likely to be stopped at a traffic signal prematurely because you will reach that downstream traffic signal before the coordinated system prompts a green signal. Beyond the obvious fact that driving the posted speed limit is in general safer for you and other motorists, speeding on US 17 will not decrease your travel time from one end of Town to the other. Please demonstrate caution and show respect for your neighbors by driving the posted speed limit throughout the Town.
When checking your voter registration information, you must provide your county, name, and date of birth exactly as you are registered in order to view your information.
This guide explains the basic residency, registration, identification, and absentee voting requirements for student voters in each of the 50 states and the D.C. Student Voting Guide
Contact the Stormwater - Water Quality Division office at 843-856-2157. Please check our Report It! page to find out more information.
Visit our Residential page to find out more information on the Storm Drain Marking Program and other volunteer activities through the Water Quality Division. You can also contact our NPDES coordinator at 843-856-2157 or email@example.com.
The Town has a used oil recycling drop off center located at our maintenance facility. We can accept 5 gallons of oil or gas at a time. We can also accept oil filters too! Our facility is located under the blue awning across the road from our Waste Management office at 1355 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway. You can also recycle used oil at the Charleston County Recycling Center at 13 Romney Street or by contacting your local auto retail store to see if they collect used oil at their location. Help protect our local waterways from pollution - make sure oil and gas oil never go down the storm drain!
The Water Quality division can tailor their presentation to your needs, whether your focus is water quality, stormwater policy, household BMPs, construction permitting, or other. Presentations may include lectures, informational brochures, hands-on activities, and more and are designed to reach a variety of audiences and ages. Please contact the Town's NPDES Coordinator to coordinate a presentation at your venue. You can reach us by phone at 843-856-2157 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is against the law to pump chlorinated pool water into the storm drain system. However, with permission, Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) will accept pool water into the sanitary sewer system. To request to discharge pool water into the sewer, you can reach MPW's Customer Service Center at 843-884-9626. Customer Service personnel will need to know the dimensions of your pool and general sewer discharge location. For more information, please contact our Stormwater Office at 843-856-2157.
Yes, all projects have some type of submittal to make to be in compliance with either the NPDES program or Town ordinances. The type of Town review required is dependent on the land disturbance area and type of construction being completed. Please review the Construction page of the Stormwater Division website for additional information on the type of review specific to your project or contact the Stormwater Division at 843-856-2157.
2012 Permit requirement 2.4.2
A. If you previously received authorization to discharge for the current phase of your Project under the 2006 CGP, you shall be granted coverage under the 2012 general permit as long as your construction site complies with Section 3.1.1.F of the new permit. There will be no additional fees associated with an extension of coverage for existing sites under the new general permit. However, SCDHEC may, at its discretion, require an Applicant to confirm their intent to be covered under this new permit following its effective date. Should confirmation be requested and not provided within 30 calendar days from the date of the written request, coverage under the new general permit will be terminated. Should a site with terminated coverage be determined not to be finally stabilized or construction continues; the Owner/Operator must submit a new NOI, Comprehensive SWPPP, and all other required information, under Section 2.3 of this permit, along with appropriate fees. All construction activities must cease, except for those required to stabilize the site, until authorization to discharge may be granted.
B. All projects that received permit coverage under the 2006 CGP must modify their current SWPPP, as required by Section 3.1.1.F, and any SWPPP changes must be implemented no later than six (6) months following the effective date of the new permit.
C. For projects covered under the 2006 CGP, any individual or group that has signed a Co-permittee Agreement may continue to conduct work as a Co-permittee as long as the project’s coverage remains active and under the control of the operator to whom coverage was originally granted. SCDHEC Stormwater Permitting
3.1.1 F. All SWPPPs associated with coverage approvals under the 2006 CGP, where coverage has not been terminated, will have to be updated in accordance with Section 3.1.1.F.I. Upon request, the Permittee shall make the updated SWPPP available for review by DHEC, MS4, or other local review entities. Any SWPPP changes must be implemented no later than six (6) months following the effective date of the new permit. I. The SWPPP approved for coverage under the 2006 CGP, will have to be revised to meet the following requirements in order to come into compliance with this permit: (a). 3.1.1.H.V.(h) – Record Keeping. An appendix must be added to the SWPPP to track the progress, compliance, modifications, and those associated with the construction site. (b). 3.2.10 – Non-Numeric Effluent Limits. Site-specific procedures and information must be included within the C-SWPPP that addresses all applicable Non-Numeric Effluent Limits, which would not significantly impact the approved design (i.e., would not be considered a Major Modification per Section 3.1.7.C of this permit). This would include, but is not limited to, any addition/relocation of erosion control BMPs, changes to internal drainage patterns, limiting the amount of disturbed area allowed at any given time, minimizing steep slopes, enhancing the stabilization of steep slopes, preserving topsoil, minimization of exposed construction debris, and restricting the use of the additional prohibited discharges listed in Section 3.2.10.E of this permit. (c). 4.2.B – Frequency of Site Inspections. All references to construction site inspection frequencies that are greater than once every calendar week must be revised to meet this weekly inspection requirement. (d). 4.2.D - Rain Gauge. A rain log must be added as an appendix of the SWPPP. (e). 4.2.H - Inspection Records. An inspection log must be added as an appendix of the SWPPP.
You will need to visit the SCDHEC web site. The Town will be updating the Town's project review process shortly and will post information on how and what to submit.
Clearing and Grading inspections are performed to ensure that all sediment and erosion controls (i.e. - silt fence, inlet protection, and construction entrances) and tree protection has been installed per your approved plans. You can only begin installation of these BMPs after you have received your Town approval and SCDHEC Construction General Permit (CGP). Clearing and Grading permit applications are availabe at the "Forms" page. Remember to have your SWPPP inspector inspect the site and sign the application prior to submitting to the Town. Submit all Clearing and Grading applications to email@example.com. The Clearing and Grading Inspector will contact you to coordinate an inspection date and time.
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control defines land disturbing activity as "any use of the land by any person that results in a change to the natural cover or topography that may cause erosion and contribute to sediment and alter the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff". This may include clearing, grading, excavation, placement of fill, and any other construction activity that is classified as earth disturbing. Tree removal is also considered land disturbance unless the entire root/stump structure is left in situ.
If you received NPDES approval through the State, you will need to hire a certified SWPPP inspector to perform inspections of your site. The SWPPP inspector will check to ensure that all erosion control structures are being maintained and that there is minimal risk of contaminated runoff leaving the site. These inspections should be performed either, 1) every 7 days or 2) every 14 days and within 24 hours of 0.5 inches of rainfall. To find a list of South Carolina certified SWPPP inspectors, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/cepsci/.
It is the property owner's responsibility to perform annual inspection and routine maintenance on their BMP. This applies to all owners of the property, even if you were not the original owner that installed the BMP. The Town is mandated by the State to enforce this inspection and maintenance. Visit our Post-Construction Process page to find out more information on long-term maintenance of your BMP.
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