The Chatham County Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance requires a Land Disturbing Permit to regulate certain land-disturbing activity to control accelerated erosion and sedimentation in order to prevent the pollution of water and other damage to lakes, watercourses and other public and private property by sedimentation, and to otherwise protect the public health, safety and general welfare.
The Permitting Process
Step 1: Find out which permit applies to your project.
Step 2: Submit Land Disturbing Permit application (if applicable), plans and fees per the Permitting Flow Chart. Submittals may be made through the online permitting portal or in-person (instructions for drop-off). Please view the section below that pertains to your project and click the corresponding link for details.
This includes single and multi-lot residential construction.
This includes commercial, land clearing/development and infrastructure construction.
Still have questions? Call us for more information.
Morgan DeWit, PE Phone: (919) 542-8268
Drew Blake, CESSWI Phone: (919) 545-8394
Justin Hasenfus, CPESC Phone: (919) 545-8344