The mission of the Engineering Department is to ensure that design and construction of infrastructure associated with development and capital projects meets regulatory, functional, and operational requirements and serves the long term needs of Berkeley County and its Citizens.

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Plan Review

Site plans are submitted to the Planning Department and distributed for review. The Engineering Department performs site plan review to ensure that roadway, drainage, and stormwater pollution prevention plans meet applicable County requirements. The Department also reviews plats and construction plans for roads and drainage facilities proposed for subdivisions in the unincorporated areas of Berkeley County, as well as the construction plans for those municipal subdivisions in which the County is being asked to accept the roads and drainage systems for maintenance.

Developers and their engineers are encouraged to review their project with the Department staff in the planning stage to clarify details of their project and the County’s regulations.

Project Management

Engineering Department staff manage the design and construction of road improvements funded by the County’s Transportation Sales Tax Program. This includes developing the scope of work for projects, selecting and managing consulting engineers, coordinating with SCDOT and other agencies, and managing the construction of projects.

Construction Inspection

Engineering Department staff inspect construction of roads and drainage facilities which are proposed to be maintained by Berkeley County upon completion. These are primarily subdivision development projects and County maintained roads that are improved under the Sales Tax Program or the C-Fund Program.

Stormwater Management Program

The technical and regulatory portions of the County’s Stormwater Management Program, described elsewhere, operate within the Engineering Department. Engineers and technicians of the Department perform plan review, permitting, and inspections associated with land disturbing activities, as well as carry out other key components of the Program.

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Berkeley County Completes Six Dirt-to-Pave Projects in Rural Communities

Berkeley County Completes Six Dirt-to-Pave Projects in Rural Communities

Jenna Ley JamisonMay 20, 20243 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, May 20, 2024) – Berkeley County has completed six Dirt-to-Pave projects in rural communities across the County. These projects total approximately 3.7 miles and are part of the list of Dirt-to-Pave projects voters approved in…

Berkeley County Creates Conservation & Greenbelt Advisory Commission

Berkeley County Creates Conservation & Greenbelt Advisory Commission

Jenna Ley JamisonMar 4, 20243 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, March 4, 2024) – At its meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, Berkeley County Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance establishing the creation of a Berkeley County…

Berkeley County Government to Hold In-House Job Fair March 21

Berkeley County Government to Hold In-House Job Fair March 21

Jenna Ley JamisonMar 4, 20241 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, March 4, 2024) – Berkeley County Government is hosting an in-house job fair for open County positions on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Jenna Ley JamisonDec 11, 20232 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 11, 2023) – All Berkeley County Government offices will be closed Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. Offices…

Berkeley County Seeking Feedback on Updated Stormwater Design Standards Manual

Berkeley County Seeking Feedback on Updated Stormwater Design Standards Manual

Jenna Ley JamisonOct 2, 20231 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, October 2, 2023) – Berkeley County is in the process of updating its Stormwater Design Standards Manual (SWDSM) and is seeking public feedback on the document. A public…

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