Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

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Hydrant Locations:
Fire hydrant locations are determined by the Cherokee County Development Regulation Section 4.17.C and the Water and Sewer Authority. The state-adopted 2012 International Fire Code minimum standards are met by the Cherokee County Development Regulations and Water and Sewer Authority Specifications. Keep in mind that an existing hydrant might meet the below requirement if located on the same side of the road. Required Fire Hydrant locations are as follows:

Hydrant Notes

Water Availability Notes


Street Width
The minimum paved street width is 24-feet before curb and gutter as shown in the Cherokee County Development Regulations (CCDR) Section 4.05.A.3.H. One-way single lane streets require a minimum of 12-feet paved before curb and gutter. Although 12-foot lanes are allowed by CCDR, the 2012 IFC may require 20-foot roads in some cases. On the plans, show all street widths and clarify if the measurement shown is strictly pavement width or width from back-of-curb to back-of-curb. The figures listed above meet state adopted 2012 International Fire Prevention Code minimum requirements.

Parking Dimensions

Turning Radius
Development entrances and main intersections require a turning radius of 40-feet as listed in the Cherokee County Development Regulations section 4.05.A.3. When the entry street intersects a state road, the DOT might require a different turning radius that does not meet county minimum standards. This situation will need to be documented on the plans. Internal parking lots are required to have turning radii of 25-feet.


Building Structure Features

Fire Protection Features