Critical Area Permitting - Amendments

Depending on the extent of the additions, you may qualify for an amendment to an existing, active permit or you may qualify to make an addition under the dock general permit. The general permit authorizes minor additions such as catwalks, roofs on existing pierheads, handrails, utilities, benches, storage boxes, sinks, and mooring piles. If you wish to increase the square footage of a dock or add a floating dock or boatlift, the dock general permit is not applicable and you will need to either modify your existing permit or apply for a new one. To amend a permit, please visit ePermitting or submit an amendment application detailing your proposed modifications to DHEC OCRM.

Fee Schedule

Permit Type

Fee

Minor Permit for private docks with

walkways 101' and longer

$250

Minor Permit for private docks with

walkways 100' or less

$150

Minor Permit for erosion control structures (non-beachfront)

$250

Minor Permit for additions to docks not covered under the general permit (boat storage dock, floating jet dock, etc.)

$250

Dock General Permit

$100

Major Permit

$1,000

Minor Permit Transfers and Extensions

$25

Major Permit Transfers and Extensions

$100

Minor Permit Amendment

$100

Major Permit Amendment

$1,000