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)

One Time Submittal Tutorial

An account is not required to use this form and once submitted you cannot view or upload documents or track the status through the approval process. 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.)

An account allows you to manage and track the status of an application or permit. You can also view documents and upload additional documents, ie signed documents.

For technical issues with EPPS, customer accounts, or logging in, please contact the Call Center.

For questions regarding status of permit application, please contact your local SCDOT Office.

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