Any sign structure or combination of structure and message in the form of outdoor sign, display, device, figure, painting, drawing, message, plaque, poster, billboard, advertising structure, advertisement, logo, symbol or other form which is visible from the main-traveled way requires a permit.
SCDOT's New Outdoor Advertising Control System for managing the life cycle of outdoor advertising signs and permits is web-based and customer-friendly. The New system is expected to provide customers the benefits of improved outdoor advertising permitting workflow management, more avenues for retrieving permit data for the sign owners as well as SCDOT staff, and greater transparency by allowing access to sign/permit information such as account status, invoicing, report generation, access to historical data, and a link to SCDOT's electronic payment processing system for processing fees by credit card on a secured website.
From Tuesday, January 1, 2019 onward you will be taken to the New Outdoor Advertising Control System when you click on the button below to login to the existing customer portal.
Before using the New system please review the user reference guide link which is available on the top right hand corner of the screen labeled with a question mark as shown below.
If you are an existing permit holder and know your owner ID number or are a user of the current customer portal please note that all your permit information has been moved over to the New system. If you are having problems during the login please send an email for login assistance. Please include your owner ID number, name and contact information in the email. An SCDOT ODA staff member will reply to your email or contact you within 1 business day.
Alternatively, you can call the DOT Headquarters ODA office at (803) 737-1339.
If you are NOT an existing permit holder and don't have an SCDOT issued owner ID number and wish to apply for an outdoor advertising permit, please click on the customer portal link below and complete the new owner registration request form to obtain an account. Please send email or call the DOT Headquarters ODA office at (803) 737-1339 if you have any questions on the registration process.
To apply for a new permit you can visit our Outdoor Advertising Portal
Any sign structure or combination of structure and message in the form of outdoor sign, display, device, figure, painting, drawing, message, plaque, poster, billboard, advertising structure, advertisement, logo, symbol or other form which is designed, intended or used to advertise or inform, any part of the message or informative contents of which is visible from the main-traveled way.
No Permit Required
Please contact the Regional Outdoor Advertising Coordinators for specific questions regarding your area.
Headquarters DOT Office (Columbia) (803) 737-1339 or through our contact form.
Carolyn B. Lindsay
Midlands Region (Columbia) - (803) 737-1130
(Cherokee, York, Chester, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Aiken, Lexington, Richland, Lee, Union, Fairfield, and Sumter)
Kendrick R. Williams
Pee Dee Region (Florence) - (803) 737-1339
(Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Horry, Williamsburg, and Georgetown)
Piedmont Region (Greenville) - (864) 420-4487
(Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, Greenwood, Edgefield, and Saluda)
Low Country Region (Orangeburg) - (803) 682-2147
(Barnwell, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Allendale, Bamberg, Hampton, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Jasper, Beaufort, and Charleston)
Outdoor Advertising Regulations - (Title 63-341 through Title 63-356 pertain to Outdoor Advertising) (Title 63-358 pertains to Junkyards)
SCDOT Vegetation Management Guidelines
Outdoor Advertising Law