Roads & Streets




Driveway Standards

Aiken County Roadways

Installation of a new residential driveway entrance on Aiken County maintained roadways requires specific criteria to be met before a work order and or installation can begin.  The following is the information needed to meet those requirements:

  • Aiken County will provide one (1) per individual parcel.
  • The request must come from the property owner.
  • Copies of the plat and deed to the property, with the name of the owner of the property must be furnished with picture ID.
  • The driveway must access existing property or property bring developed for the personal use (residential) of the owner.
  • Provide a copy of a septic tank permit, building permit or utility agreement in the owner’s name.
  • Marking the area for the driveway installation is the responsibility of the owner.

Driveway Construction

Aiken County driveway standard will be, installed in an area based on the 911 address. Setbacks from other driveways and roads should be 35 feet and 10 feet off any property lines. All driveways should intersect to roadway at 90 degrees, however a minimum may be 70 degrees. Driveway pipe will be 24 feet of RCP on all roads; if extra pipe is needing then that is the responsibility of the owner to install or have someone install it. Aiken County does not pave the driveway aprons. When installing a driveway, the apron must not go beyond the right-of-way, driveways on paved roads must have rock installed. All driveways should in no way add additional runoff into the existing roadway. All driveways must meet Aiken County Public Works standard as well as sight distance.

 

Business

Aiken County does not install driveways or any other access for any commercial purposes. That will be the responsibly of the owner.

 

Maintenance of Driveways

Maintenance of residential and commercial driveway entrances with the right-of-way must be performed by Roads and Bridges division if deemed necessary by Aiken County. Any hazards that exist within the right-of-way, including the roadway shoulder, pipes and ditches etc.





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