The City of Shelby maintains drainage facilities within public City rights of way as defined in the City of Shelby Code of Ordinances. The City does not have operation or maintenance responsibilities of drainage facilities on private property unless a legal permanent drainage easement has been established and recorded at the Cleveland County Register of Deeds.
This program was established to assist private property owners within the jurisdictional limits of Shelby with the costs of making drainage improvements (including driveway pipes) and correcting illicit discharges and/or illicit connections on private property. Ongoing funding for this program is considered each fiscal year with the adoption of the City’s operating budget. The following information will help property owners apply for assistance: