The Public Works Department is responsible for facility, fleet, street maintenance and storm water maintenance. By utilizing a core group of maintenance personnel, the City is able to maintain the City while achieving cost saving goals. Our staff works hard serving our residents in a safe, professional and courteous manner.
City of Tega Cay's Code Sec. 22-91 (4), residents must apply for a permit before removing trees on their property. There are no costs associated with tree removal permits.
Things To Know Before Completing Your Tree Application
- If there is a tree that you want to remove a tree permit must be filed with the City of Tega Cay. If the tree that is going to be removed is over 4 inches in diameter, measured one foot from the ground. You must obtain approval via a tree permit prior to the removal of the tree. There is no fee for a tree permit.
- You may complete a written permit at City Hall or on our website. Once you are on the website go to “I want to” then “Apply” and then Tree Permit.
- Please have the tree(s) marked with paint, tape or ribbon and indicate them on the permit. A general diagram or picture of the tree(s) to be removed is very helpful.
- The permits will be processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
- If you are doing a project such as building a house or installing a pool the tree(s) inside the buildable area should be included in the Land Disturbance Permit. Trees outside the project area will have to be approved with a tree permit.
- If you are not sure if a tree is on your property, then a property survey can be done to determine the exact boundary. This expense is the responsibility of the property owner.
- The City of Tega Cay only approves the tree(s) removal, it is the property owner’s responsibility to contact a tree company from our list of contractors with a business license to perform the work.
- The tree company is responsible for removing the tree parts from the property.
- Pruning may be done without a permit as long as it is your tree.
The City works hard to protect our water quality and to prevent flooding problems. The City studied storm water management issues in the area and developed a plan to meet local needs. The plan includes these priorities for the storm water program:
- Meet federal storm water requirements
- Maintain the storm water drainage system
- Improve the drainage system
- Manage new development
Storm water outfall pipes are located throughout the City, and should not have any water flowing from them during dry weather. In addition, they should never have a flow containing foam, sanitary waste, color, sheen, algae or excessive vegetation. These are referred to as illicit discharges.
If you witness this, or have other maintenance concerns on existing storm water management systems, please contact Tim Gillette with your contact number, and the approximate address or location of the outfall pipe in question. We will immediately investigate any illicit discharge reports, and make any needed repairs or improvements.
The City of Tega Cay is a regulated Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (SMS4) and is authorized by the State to issue land disturbance and storm water permits.
Small projects require the submittal of a permit application along with a plot plan with the limits of grading shown. Once the submittals are approved and permit fees are paid, a Land Disturbance Permit will be issued. Standard erosion control measures (single or double-row silt fences) are required on all slopes, and other measures are required on an individual case basis.
Large projects (Including the construction of new homes) require the submittal of the above documents along with the appropriate Notice of Intent (NOI) form. Best management practices to mitigate surface water runoff and documented weekly inspections by a certified inspector are required in all cases during construction. After the large project is completed and the disturbed area is properly stabilized, the permittee must submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) to the City to close the NPDES coverage under the Construction General Permit.
All storm water forms are available on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) website.
For assistance with completing the forms or with any other questions regarding storm water permitting please contact Shane Paris.