SCM Inspections


Please view the video below for the new SCM Annual Inspection process.  All inspections are required to be completed using this new electronic process.




*The map will be live on this webpage on March 1, for the inspections to begin. All inspections must be completed between March 15 and May 15, 2020.*







Electronic Annual SCM Inspection FAQs

  • Inspections using the old form will not be accepted.

  • You must click the correct dot on the map for each inspection.

  • If you don't see the SCM you're trying to inspect, please email and we will add the point.

  • A North Carolina licensed Professional Engineer must complete the Annual Inspections.

  • A minimum of 4 photos are required.


If you have specific questions, please contact Crystal Scheip at or 704-920-5287.

Periodic/Monthly Inspections

As part of the compliance requirements of the Phase II Stormwater Program mandated by federal and state governments, Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs), previously known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), were required to be installed to capture and treat storm water runoff from your property when your project was developed.  These SCMs were designed to allow pollutants in the runoff to be filtered prior to release from your property.

State guidelines were used when these SCMs were designed and installed.  As part of these guidelines, regular inspection of components of each water quality treatment measure, or SCM, and detention structure, is required. Any deficient elements in the SCM should be corrected, repaired, or replaced immediately.  These deficiencies can affect the integrity of the structures, safety of the public, and the pollutant removal efficiency of the SCM.

These periodic inspections should be completed using the forms below, and kept on site until requested by the City.  Please do not send monthly reports to the City, every month.  An audit will be completed annually, where a month from the previous year will be requested.

Periodic Inspection Forms

 TitleModified DateSize
Bioretention4/8/2020108.50 KB
Dry Pond4/8/2020104.00 KB
Filter Strips with Flow Dispersion4/8/2020112.00 KB
Grassed Channels and Swales4/8/2020105.00 KB
Proprietary Device - Contech4/8/2020109.00 KB
Sand Filter4/8/2020105.00 KB
Wet Pond4/8/2020108.00 KB
Wetland4/8/2020107.00 KB