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The law requires you to obtain the permit from the county in which you reside. You may use the permit to transport metal to other counties.
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South Carolina’s new nonferrous metal bill, Act Number 68, took effect August 17, 2011. Act Number 242 took effect December 15, 2012 deleting previously issued 48 hour permits.
A permit is needed to transport more than 25 pounds of nonferrous metals.
To obtain a permit valid for 24 months, you must provide us with information about yourself and the vehicle that you will be using to transport the nonferrous metal. Permits can be obtained in person at:1032 Chestnut StreetOrangeburg, SC 29115
All permit applications are taken between 8:30 am and 4 pm.
Act Number 242 eliminated temporary permits. All permits are now issued for 24 months.
Give the officer your permit paperwork or your permit number.
A licensed business owner whose work regularly includes transportation of nonferrous metal are exempt from this law.