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Encroachment Permits

SCDOT uses an automated Encroachment Permit Processing System to accept, process, and manage permit requests and to issue Encroachment Permits.

What Is An Encroachment Permit?

The Application for Encroachment Permit is a request to SCDOT for permission to perform work on SCDOT maintained rights-of-way. An approved permit grants the Applicant permission to encroach on the roadway within the guidelines established on the permit.

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How is an encroachment permit obtained?

Low Volume or One Time Only Customers

(One who submits 2 or less applications in one calendar year or one who submits 1 application per customer lifetime)

An account is not required to use this form; however, the following Encroachment types are NOT available, unless you request an account:

  • Driveway - Commercial
  • Driveway - Multiple Residential/Subdivision
  • Municipality/Local Funded Project
  • Other
  • Road Connection (non-Driveway)
  • Schools
  • Blanket Permits

Note: If you need one of the above Encroachment Types, you must request an account.

High Volume Customers

(Request an account to access our online permit management system.)

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