Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Plans (SWMP)

  1. New development that involves the creation of five thousand (5,000) square feet or more of impervious cover, or that involves other land development activities of one (1) acre or more.
  2. Redevelopment including the creation or addition of five thousand (5,000) square feet or more of impervious cover, or involving other land development activity of one (1) acre or more.
  3. Any new development or redevelopment, regardless of size, defined as a “hotspot” land use as defined in the Whitfield County Stormwater Local Design Manual (LDM).
  4. Land development activities which are smaller than the minimum applicability criteria set forth in items 1 and 2 above if such activities are part of a larger common plan of development, even though multiple, separate, and distinct land development activities may take place at different times and on different schedules.
  5. Activities which lie within a special drainage district as defined in the Whitfield County Stormwater LDM and are regulated by the provisions of the special drainage district.

Whitfield County SWMP Stormwater Facts Brochure

Local Design Manual

All plans must be submitted for review through ePlan Solutions, Inc.  
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e Plan Electronic Services Fee

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NOTE: Call for exemptions.

Is my project exempt?

Some projects are exempt from submitting a SWMP, including agricultural and forestry land management projects, most single family dwellings, and others. A complete list of qualifying exemptions can be found in Section 14-75 of the Whitfield County Code of Ordinances, which can be viewed on the County website.

A SWMP normally contains the following items:

  1. A completed SWMP application form and supporting documentation (blank application form is available for download).
  2. Scaled plans showing the existing and proposed conditions at the property.
  3. Hydrologic and hydraulic calculations for the existing and proposed conditions at the property.
  4. Detailed plans and supporting calculations for the structural best management practices being proposed at the property to meet requirements for Stormwater quantity and quality management.
  5. An as-built survey to be performed once a SWMP has been approved and the Stormwater facilities constructed on site.

Plan Review Fee Schedule

Please free feel to contact Whitfield County Stormwater for a review of your proposed activity prior to submitting a SWMP.

Stormwater Management Plans (SWMP) should be submitted to:

Whitfield County Stormwater Coordinator
301 W. Crawford St
Dalton, GA 30720