The York County Land Development Division is responsible for the review of site development plans for compliance with regulatory standards for construction of roadway, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, stormwater infrastructure, floodplain management and construction site sediment and erosion control compliance. The Land Development Division is also tasked with the issuance of York County Land Disturbance Permits, including the review and approval of Notices of Intent for the South Carolina NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities, based on satisfactory review of the development plans.
The Land Development Division also provides for inspection of active developing sites to verify that construction adheres to the approved plans. Note that compliance inspections for roadways, water distribution, sewer collection system and stormwater infrastructure are to be performed by qualified inspectors from York County’s Engineering Department and through those specific utility providers in whose service areas the project is being development and constructed. However, the County reserves the right to require that developers provide 3rd party compliance inspections when the County is unable to conduct the inspections.
This Land Development Division administers the following York County Code of Ordinances pertaining to site development and construction compliance:
- Chapter 151 – Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
- Chapter 152 – Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Ordinance
- Chapter 154 – Land Development Code
The Land Development Division is also responsible for management of the County’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. As a designated MS4 Program by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), York County administers and implements the provisions of the South Carolina NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities which authorizes stormwater discharges from large and small construction activities where those discharges enter Surface Waters of the State or a MS4 leading to Surface Waters of the State.
The Land Development Division is comprised of the following major areas relating to development:
A. Utilities & Transportation
B. Flood Damage Prevention
C. Stormwater Compliance
D. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program