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Citizen (Non-Business) Activities That May Require a DHEC Permit

DHEC issues a handful of permits to individuals and groups for certain kinds of non-business activities that could affect the environment and public health. If your plans include any of the following projects, you may need a permit from DHEC. For information on these permits, click the links below.

Building a Home on Wetlands

Building a Private Pond

  • *Wetlands are water/plant ecosystems such as Carolina bays, marshes and swamps. Wetlands provide habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife, fish and shellfish, amphibians, reptiles, and rare plants. Wetlands also provide safety and economic and other benefits to communities by reducing flooding, and by cleaning and replenishing water supplies. It is better for the environment if impacts to wetlands can be avoided.