SERVICE FEE NOTICE
Effective February 1, 2022, there will be a 2.9% (plus $0.30) service fee on all debit and credit card transactions.
The processing fee is assessed by a third party and is not collected by the Town of Meggett.
Town of Meggett
4776 Highway 165
Meggett, SC 29449
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do with my garbage/recycling/yard debris?
There is currently no public garbage pickup service in our area. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris can be disposed of at a local Convenience Center; there are 4 Centers that serve our area, with the closest being located in the Town of Hollywood. Please click here for more information on locations and acceptable refuse.
If the idea of hauling your garbage off yourself lacks appeal, there are two private Garbage Collection companies that serve our area. Please note that these are private companies and are in no way associated with the Town of Meggett. Listing the companies here is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes a recommendation by the Town.
Who can I call to have my ditches cleaned or to fix a pothole on my road?
Roads in Meggett are separated into five categories:
Debris & Open Air Burning
What should I do in the event of a hurricane?
What does "OPCON" mean & what are the different levels?
"OPCON" or sometimes "OpCon" is an abbreviation for "operational control". When used in terms of a natural disaster or emergency, OPCON levels determine the direness of the situation and the amount of emergency preparedness involved. Please click here for more information on the differentiating levels.
Supplies, Food, & Water
Prepare yourself and your family for a minimum of three days.
Due to time required to move relief support, the overwhelming need and disruption of roads and bridges, assistance from emergency services may not be available for up to 72 hours following a major disaster. Please click here for more information.
Where do I apply for a Building Permit?
All permits are obtained through the Charleston County Building Inspection Services Department. Please call (843) 202-6930 or click here for more information. Please note that a Town of Meggett Business License is required for permit approval; Zoning Permission may also be required depending on the project.
Where do I apply for a Dock Permit?
How do I know what Flood Zone my property is in?
What do the flood zone designations on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps mean?
If a property within Charleston County is in one of the following flood zones:
Zone A: No base flood elevations determined.
Zone AE: Base flood elevations determined.
Zone AH: Flood depths of 1 to 3 feet (usually areas of ponding); base flood elevations determined.
Zone AO: Flood depths of 1 to 3 feet (usually sheet flow on sloping terrain); average depths determined. For areas of alluvial fan flooding, velocities also determined.
Zone A99: To be protected from 100-year flood by Federal flood protection system under construction; no base flood elevations determined.
Zone V: Coastal flood with velocity hazard (wave action); no base flood elevations determined.
Zone VE: Coastal flood with velocity hazard (wave action); base flood elevations determined.
Shaded Zone X: Areas of 500-year flood; areas of 100-year flood with average depths of less than 1 foot or with drainage areas less than 1 square mile; and areas protected by levees from 100-year flood.
Zone X: Areas determined to be outside 500-year flood plain.
Zone D: Areas in which flood hazards are undetermined, but possible.
What is a Flood Elevation Certificate and where can I get one for my structure?
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Amendment based on fill (LOMR-F).
The Charleston County Building Services Department may have an Elevation Certificate on file for your existing structure. They can be reached at (843) 202-6930 or via email at email@example.com; include the address of your property or the tax map number with your contact information (Research Fee may apply). For structures where an elevation certificate is not on file, a SC Registered Land Surveyor will need to survey the elevation of the structure and complete the Flood Elevation Certificate form. Charleston County does not survey structures for the purpose of completing flood elevation certificates.
Freedom of information act (foia) requests
Can I ask that any fees be waived?
You may request a waiver of fees. Under the FOIA, fee waivers are limited to situations in which a requester can show that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. Requests for fee waivers from individuals who are seeking records on themselves usually do not meet this standard. In addition, a requester's inability to pay fees is not a legal basis for granting a fee waiver.
What are FOIA Exemptions?
Not all records are required to be released under the FOIA. Congress established nine exemptions from disclosure for certain categories of information to protect against certain harms, such as an invasion of personal privacy, or harm to law enforcement investigations. The FOIA authorizes agencies to withhold information when they reasonably foresee that disclosure would harm an interest protected by one of these nine exemptions. The nine exemptions are described below:
Exemption 1: Information that is classified to protect national security.
Exemption 2: Information related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency.
Exemption 3: Information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law.
Exemption 4: Trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is confidential or privileged.
Exemption 5: Privileged communications within or between agencies, including those protected by the:
1. Deliberative Process Privilege (provided the records were created less than 25 years before the date on which they were requested)
2. Attorney-Work Product Privilege
3. Attorney-Client Privilege
Exemption 6: Information that, if disclosed, would invade another individual's personal privacy.
Exemption 7: Information compiled for law enforcement purposes that:
Exemption 9: Geological information on wells.
How quickly can I expect a response?
This is pursuant to SC Code Section 30-4-30:
Black & White Copies: $0.25 per page
Color Copies: $0.50 per page
Research Fee: $20 per hour
Digital Files on a USB Thumb Drive: $15
Postage: Determined by weight