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Local Public Agency Administration

A Local Public Agency (LPA) is a county, municipal corporation, state or local authority, board, commission, agency, department or political subdivision created under the authority of the state. In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 23CFR 1.11 and 635.105, SCDOT may delegate the management of certain Federal - aid projects to a (LPA).


The South Carolina Department of Transportation's Acquisition and Property Management Manuals have been updated. These updates are effective immediately.

Complete versions of each manual, along with updates, can be viewed or downloaded on the right of way page.

Right of Way

For questions or additional information, please contact Machael Peterson at 803-737-1618 or the Assistant Director of Rights of Way for Acquisitions, Hugh Hadsock at 803-737-1406.

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

FHWA has launched a new and innovative transportation resource called Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies. This resource puts key information about Federal-aid requirements on a single public Web site. Local public agency staffers now have a centralized hub for guidance, policies, procedures, and best practices for administering Federal-aid projects. The Web site's main feature is a library of videos covering key aspects of the project development and delivery process.


Are you aware that Federal law requires the installation of curb ramps or other modifications when a highway project alters a roadway? To learn more visit the new information module and short video (4:45) entitled "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements for Resurfacing Projects." This new video discusses the types of resurfacing modifications under which the law applies and will be of interest to any Agency that provides routes in the public right-of-way. For more information on Federal-aid and to learn about the essentials, visit the video library.