The scenic beauty and historic heritage of a community is among its most valued and important assets. In addition to its natural beauty, the Ashley River area reflects elements of our cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. It is the intent of the Ashley River Scenic Districts I, II, and III to safeguard the heritage and scenic beauty of the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, and Dorchester County by preserving the view shed of National Historic Landmarks and Properties on the National Registrar of Historic Places which have been confirmed by the South Carolina Department of Archives and history; to promote conservation and provide protection by promoting the stabilization of the banks of the Ashley River which is tidally influenced and subject to periodic flooding; to preserve water quality by protecting the natural environmental qualities of the land and water; to improve property values in Ashley River Scenic Districts I, II, and III; to foster civic beauty; to preserve scenic areas; and promote the use and preservation of the Ashley River Scenic Districts I,II, and III for the education, welfare, and pleasure of residents of the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, and Dorchester County and of the state and nation as a whole. www.municode.com
If you desire to build or erect a new dock or modify an existing dock you must inform the Department of Planning & Zoning to verify compliance of the Ashley River Scenic District ordinances.
Failure to do so may result in a fine or possible removal of structure. For more information on this matter please contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) or call 740-2573.