Sound, responsible public health and environmental decisions go hand-in-hand with strong, successful businesses. If your new business or expansion could have an impact on public health or the environment in South Carolina, chances are, you'll need a permit from DHEC. You may actually need several permits, licenses or registrations before starting or expanding your business. If you're required by law to get one or more permits, you'll need some of those permits well before you disturb land for construction.
Talk with DHEC early about your business plans. We can help you develop a coordinated roadmap and realistic schedule.
We want to work closely with you to help you through the permitting process as quickly as possible.
Health care Providers, Private Citizens Needing Permits
- If you are a healthcare provider, see additional (non-construction-related) regulatory requirements by visiting our Health Care Regulations website .
- If you are an individual (rather than a business) and you need a permit from DHEC to build a dock, private well, septic tank, pond, coastal home, etc., visit our Citizen (Non-Business) Permits Issued by DHEC page.