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Regulatory Pathfinder for Coastal Development in South Carolina

Do I Need Another Permit?

Depending on your proposed undertaking, you may need a number of permits or a different permit than you might think. If your project involves navigable waters of the United States (which it likely does or you wouldn't be considering the sort of permits discussed on this site), or involves discharging dredged or fill material into waters of the United States you most likely need a federal permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Before you proceed, therefore, check with the Corps district regulatory office to find out if there is a nationwide general permit that might apply to your proposed project. If such a streamlined process does not apply, you may not have to apply for an individual permit.

Furthermore, every project must comply with local, city, or county regulations for zoning, buildings, construction, etc. Information on these rules can be found here.

Last Updated October 29, 2010

ABOUT THIS PATHFINDER

This project was supported through a generous grant from the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. The principal investigator is Professor Kim Diana Connolly at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Two law students, Keith Bartlett and Valerie Cochran, provided invaluable work toward project completion. Technical assistance with web design was provided by USC School of Law webmaster Tobias Brasier. Broken links should be reported to lawweb@law.sc.edu. This website is NOT intended as legal advice, and particularized analysis by professionals should be sought wherever appropriate.

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