Encroachment Permits

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What Is An Encroachment Permit?

The application for an Encroachment Permit is a request to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for permission to perform work (encroach) within SCDOT maintained Rights-Of-Way. An approved permit grants the customer encroachment permission according to the guidelines established within the permit.

There are no fees associated with an SCDOT Encroachment Permit nor for access to SCDOT's Encroachment Permit Processing System (EPPS).

How is an encroachment permit obtained?

Schedule a preliminary meeting with County or District staff

  • Preliminary meetings are strongly encouraged and recommended and will expedite the process.
  • County and District contact information

Refer to our guidelines and checklists when preparing your permit

Apply for a Permit online using EPPS

Existing Customers

Change Password
(You will need to know your current password to change it)

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Email or call us toll free 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

New Customers

Choose the right system

We have different applications depending on how many and what type of permit you need. This wizard will help you choose the right application.

Choose the type of permit you need.

You've told us you want a SINGLE permit. Choose the type of permit from the list.

You can use the Single Permit Form!

For customers needing certain permits and only needing a single permit can use the simple application form.

* A Single-Use Submittal video is in the Training Videos section for further help.

Submit your application

You need an account!

Customers who will need more than one permit, or who need certain types of permits must have an account.

Request an Account

Training Videos

Single Permit Form

I only need one permit

How to Use Your Account When Applying for Multiple Permits

Logging In

Create a New Application

Edit an Existing Application

Need Help or Have Questions?

Assistance Logging into EPPS

  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Remember that passwords are case sensitive (i.e., check caps lock)
  • Username includes the domain name followed by the backslash (scdotdmz\username)
  • Select "Use another Account" if given the option in the login window. Note: The "Use another account" option will appear if you enter the wrong username or password or if you click the "Remember my credentials" checkbox.

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