Signs / Road / Trail / Tree Maintenance

Guidelines for Removing Hazardous Trees

The primary goal for the Town is to provide a safe and accessible space when under a tree canopy. The health of trees and limbs will be evaluated and addressed accordingly. Proper cutting techniques and/or consultation with a tree professional will be used.

Signs

The Town is responsible for maintaining proper signage along Town-owned streets and public spaces. Types of signs could include traffic, street name, or parking signs, as well as directional, park, and historic or location marker signs. If any damaged or missing signs are observed please contact the Town via SeeClickFix

The Town will coordinate with other jurisdictions as required if a missing or damaged sign is not the Town’s responsibility. If you wish to inquire about a directional sign for your business please call the Town at 843-706-4500 or email Growth Management

Roadways

The Town owns and maintains several streets, which can be found by reading the Road Maintenance Responsibility (PDF). If you see an issue with any of the Town’s streets or any other streets within Town limits, please contact the Town via SeeClickFix. We will coordinate with the appropriate responsible party if the issue falls outside the jurisdictional limits of the Town. 

The Town also offers financial assistance through the Neighborhood Assistance Program if there is an accessibility concern for emergency services off of a privately-owned drive or street. Inquiries can be made by calling 843-706-4500 or emailing Growth Management for more information.

Trails

The Town strives to have a sustainable, walkable community with pedestrian safety in mind. Sidewalks and trails are built, maintained, and planned by the Town to aid in that goal. If you see an issue with any of the Town’s pathways, please contact the Town via SeeClickFix.

Tree Maintenance 

The location of a tree in need of maintenance will help determine who will be responsible for that maintenance. Trees located on town-owned and/or operated properties or easements will be maintained by the town. The Town will coordinate with other parties and/or jurisdictions if there are hazardous trees located on public or critical right-of-way not owned or operated by the Town. Potential areas where trees or limbs could be evaluated and/or removed include:

  • Private property
  •  South Carolina Department of Transportation or county right-of-way
  • Stormwater drainage easements on private property
  • Town property
  • Utility easements