Doing Business with South Carolina Department of Transportation

Outdoor Advertising Checklist

There are several important steps to getting the permit you will need to advertise lawfully.

  • Contact your Outdoor Advertising Coordinator about your plans. He or she can provide you with the application, the regulations you should know about, and other vital information.
  • If the sign is not on your land, obtain written permission or a copy of the lease from the landowner.
  • Obtain written approval from any local zoning authorities who have jurisdiction.
  • Submit the completed application, application fees, and needed documents to the state office of SCDOT.

The state office will review the application and forward it to the district office for evaluation and site review. If, for any reason, the approval of the application will take longer than 30 days, you will be notified in writing as to the reason.

ODA Contact Information

In Person:
Outdoor Advertising Office
955 Park Street, Room 125
Columbia, SC 29202-0191

South Carolina Department of Transportation
Attn: Outdoor Advertising Office
P.O. Box 191
Columbia, SC 29202

(803) 737-1339
(803) 737-6383
(803) 737-2022 (Fax)

ODA Help

Related Documents:

Outdoor Advertising Nonconforming Sign Upgrade "Pilot" Program (PDF 11 Mb)
Outdoor Advertising Regulations (PDF 72.2 Kb)
The following portions of the regulation pertain to Outdoor Advertising: Title 63-341 through Title 63-356
The following portion of the regulation pertains to Junkyards: Title 63-358: Control of Junkyards
Federal Agreement (PDF 69.5 Kb)
ODA Vegetation Maintenance Policy - Section 6 (PDF 2.26 Mb)
ODA Vegetation Window Agreement - Appendix 4 (PDF 2.26 Mb)
SCDOT Vegetation Management Guidelines (PDF 2.26 Mb)
(Revised Feb. 2, 2016)

Related Links:

Outdoor Advertising
Outdoor Advertising Guidelines
Outdoor Advertising Forms
ODA Fee Schedule
Outdoor Advertising Law
Junkyard Laws
Street Finder
Junkyard Regulations
National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies

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