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Engineering


Brett Buchanan, PE
Assistant County Engineer
(678) 493-6077

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Memo To Builders

As of January 10, 2000, Cherokee County requires all new residential home sites and additions to obtain an Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit. All forms referred to in this document are available at the Cherokee County Engineering Department or online (www.cherokeega.com).

The process for obtaining the permit is as follows:

Fill out and submit the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit Application to the Cherokee County Engineering Department. This application may be submitted at the Engineering Department Office or faxed to 678-493-6055. There is no fee for the initial inspection.

If the parcel you are developing is located on a street without curb and gutter, you will also be required to fill out a Driveway Permit Application. This application may be submitted at the Engineering Department Office or faxed to 678-493-6055.

After submitting the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit Application, you must install all erosion control devices necessary at the job site. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Provide individual sewage construction permit number (if not on public sewer system).

• Cut and install construction pad using geo-textile fabric and rock.

• Clear lot of trees and brush as necessary.

• Install erosion control devices.

• Install permit board on post. Do not hang on trees.

• Contact the Engineering Department at 678-493-6077 for an inspection.

• An inspector will be at the job site within a twenty-four (24) hour workday period.

If the job site is not in compliance with the Cherokee County Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, you will be notified and the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit will not be issued. A fee will be assessed for any re-inspection necessary to issue the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit. The fee schedule is as follows:

• $25.00 for the first re-inspection.

• $50.00 for the second re-inspection.

• $100.00 for the third re-inspection.

• Each subsequent re-inspection will be $100.00.

The applicable re-inspection fee must be paid at the Cherokee County Engineering Department Office prior to any re-inspection of the site.

Any other activities will result in a Stop Work Order. NO EXCEPTIONS! Grading work such as cutting basements, cutting for footings, hauling dirt between lots that do not have an Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit, etc. will not be allowed.

Once the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit has been issued, you have thirty-days (30) to obtain your Building Permit. Requesting your Building Permit after this thirty-day period requires the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit to be re-inspected and re-issued. Any applicable re-inspection fees will also be charged in this case prior to re-inspection.

After the Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit had been issued, the Engineering Department notifies the Building Department within a twenty-four (24) workday period. At that time you may commence all activities necessary to obtain your Building Permit. Maintenance of all Erosion and Sedimentation Control Devices placed at the job site are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY throughout the duration of the project. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Cherokee County Engineering Department at 678-493-6077.

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