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Vegetation Management Section
SELECTIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL (SVR)
The selective vegetation removal permitting program, along the North Carolina Highway System, is based upon the following General Statutes and North Carolina Administrative Code:
COMPLETED SVR PERMIT APPLICATIONS (ORIGINAL HARD COPY AND ELECTRONIC COPY) SHOULD BE SENT TO THE DIVISION ROADSIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER IN THE APPLICABLE HIGHWAY DIVISION. SEE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
- Application for Selective Vegetation Removal (SVR) Permit at Outdoor Advertising Signs, effective January 1, 2015:
- Monetary Value of Trees for Tree Compensation (only for Outdoor Advertising Signs):
- In accordance with Article 7 of Chapter 136 of the General Statutes, G.S. 136-93.2 "Monetary Value of Trees", the published monetary value for existing trees removed and eligible for reimbursement to the Department as provided in G.S. 136-93 or G.S. 136-133.1 from State rights-of-way is $125 per caliper inch (effective Jan. 1, 2016). This value shall be used in calculating the monetary value of existing trees removed from State rights-of-way. Existing trees are defined in G.S. 136-133.1. Business facility and agritourism activity SVR permits abide by different tree removal criteria and are not subject to the “Monetary Value of Trees” reimbursement.
- Existing Tree Compensation Agreement for Outdoor Advertising Signs, effective January 1, 2016:
- Outdoor Advertising Signs:
- Business Facilities and Agritourism Activities, effective January 1, 2015:
- Selective cutting, thinning, pruning, or removal of vegetation (selective vegetation removal – SVR) within highway rights of way may be permitted only for opening views to facilities adjacent to highway right of way at locations where such facilities have been constructed or where agritourism activities are carried out. Business facility SVR permits are governed by G.S. 136-93 & G.S. 136-133.4. In addition to the aforementioned, agritourism activity SVR permits are also governed by G.S. 99E-30. Both SVR permits are governed by applicable rules of the North Carolina Administrative Code, including: Title 19A 02E .0601, .0602, .0603, .0604, & .0611.
- Application for Selective Vegetation Removal (SVR) Permit for Business Facilities and Agritourism Activities, effective January 1, 2015:
- List of Municipalities and Local Governments Requesting Review of SVR Applications and Replanting Plans
- Municipalities and local governments who desire to be added to this list may use Contact Us to make a written request.
- NCDOT Directory of Transportation Firms
- Performance and Indemnity Bonds - See specific requirements on application Form SVR-1. Bond forms to be used are as follows:
- Performance and Indemnity Bond EA16
- Performance and Indemnity Bond - Contractor EA16A
- Continuning Indemnity Bond EA16B (NOTE: This type of bond is to be mailed directly to Mr. David West, State Encroachment Agent - NCDOT Utilities Unit, 1555 Mail Service Center - Raleigh, NC 27699-1555 or delivered to Mr. West at 1020 Birch Ridge Drive - Raleigh, NC 27610. All other bond types to be included with the SVR application)
- An acceptable performance bond alternative is presentation of a certified check or cashiers' check in the amount of $2000, payable to the NC Department of Transportation, for each selective vegetation removal application submitted. No personal checks accepted. The full amount of the bond check will be returned to the permittee upon acceptable completion of the work and repair of all damages.
- Liability Insurance Requirements:
- Beautification and Replanting Plans and Plant Lists:
- Contact phone number for Selective Vegetation Removal questions: (919)707-2920 or Contact Us.
- Contact phone number for general Outdoor Advertising questions, concerning non-vegetation issues: (919)733-3725 or Outdoor Advertising website.
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