Normal Maintenance and Repair
A critical area permit may not be required if the proposed activity is considered Normal Maintenance and Repair. Normal maintenance and repair applies only to work on a structure which has been previously permitted or is grand-fathered and still generally intact and functional in its present condition. The work may only extend to the original dimensions of the structure, and any expansion, additions, or major rebuilding will require either a Department permit or documentation to and written approval from the DHEC OCRM. A maintenance and repair request can be submitted via ePermitting. DHEC OCRM will review your request and if staff determines that it meets the criteria, we will send you an acknowledgement letter and a maintenance and repair construction placard.