If your project is going to disturb less than one (1) acre and is not part of a larger common plan (LCP) of development (LCPs are shopping centers, subdivisions, strip malls, industrial or state institutions with one or more phases of construction), then you can acquire a city permit for small projects. If so, the process and instructions to acquire a permit are different than for larger projects. Also, in most cases, only one permit is required, the City Stormwater Permit. NPDES state permits exempt small projects. Instructions for smaller projects.
REQUIRED: Permit Application for sites that disturb less than one acre only. The application for a permit must be submitted to the City of North Augusta prior to construction. Submit the application along with the review fee along with documentation to support the application. These projects do not require as many documents, but you must show how you intend to control sediment and other pollutants from leaving your construction site on the submitted documents. Also, your project can not start until BMPs are in place to prevent offsite impacts. An initial inspection is required to verify BMPs are installed and working.
A project review fee of $100.00 per disturbed acre is required on all projects (up to $2000.00). If a project is less than one disturbed acre, you pay a flat fee of $100.00.
Individual Lot Permitting (Permits for Lots Purchased for Construction by a Builder or secondary developer)
In some instances, an Individual Lot Permit will be required by a developer. The Individual Lot Notice of Intent (IL-NOI) application has instructions provided. Make sure that if you are required to pull this type of permit, you are provided with the NPDES number and stormwater management plan (construction site plan and individual lot BMP plan) by the developer that is requiring you to pull an individual permit.
The City of North Augusta will not provide those documents to you unless extenuating circumstances are present (there will be a cost associated with copies of documents). If you are required to pull an individual lot permit, you also will need to submit the form along with a $125.00 individual lot permit fee. This fee is for the SC NPDES permit through SC-DHEC. Please make the $125 check payable to them.
Contact: Tanya Strickland, Stormwater Manager, phone 803 441-4246 or Fax 803 441-4208