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For residential lots, only trees 16 inches in diameter (measuring trunk 4 1/2 feet from the ground) require a permit from the Town of Mount Pleasant. Residential trees that are exempt from a permit, may still require tree protection zones on site plans per § 156.225. The following residential tree species are exempt from a permit: pine, sweet gum, callary pear, river birch, mimosa, chinaberry, Chinese tallow, camphor tree, and white poplar trees. Trees located within special buffer areas, critical areas, easements, or rights-of-way may be protected regardless of size or species.
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 RMC 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..