Environment 11-15 Sec. 14
Dorchester County Codes Enforcement Division has two (2) Codes Enforcement Officers assigned as Environmental Services Officers. These officers are responsible for conducting investigations involving illegal dumping of any solid waste or other non-hazardous material on public and private property, conducting traffic stops for littering and uncovered loads, and enforcing Dorchester County ordinances including but not limited to nuisance and abandoned vehicles. The purpose of Dorchester County Environmental Services is to promote and maintain the highest quality of living so as to maintain property values for all Dorchester County residents.
Prohibited Nuisances 11-15 Sec. 14-65
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or permit to be maintained any premises, including vacant lots or land, upon which any condition exists which constitutes a nuisance, health, or safety hazard, including, but not limited to, the accumulation of dead trees, uncut grass, weeds, undergrowth, trash, garbage, debris, or any other unsanitary condition. The accumulation of such materials on any property or premises, including vacant lots, to the extent and in such manner as to create an untidy, or unsafe condition is hereby prohibited.
Abandoned Vehicles 11-15 Sec. 14-1
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon any motor vehicle on any public street or public grounds or upon any privately owned property which is exposed to public view. No person controlling privately owned property shall permit any abandoned or unsafe vehicle to remain thereupon. For the purposes of this section, a vehicle shall be determined to have been abandoned if the vehicle fails to display a current license plate within 90 days after its expiration date or which is partially dismantled or wrecked or incapable of self -propulsion or of being moved in the manner for which it was originally intended and remains in such condition for a period of 60 days or more.
Littering 11-15 Sec. 34-106
Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday, excluding holidays
Phone: 843-832-0013 OR 843-563-0013
Fax: 843-832-0037 OR 843-563-0037
Dorchester County Codes Enforcement
500 N. Main St., Box 3
Summerville, SC 29483
Officer Merial Greenhill
Officer Mitchell Jackson