Hunting, boat permits now issued at SC Farmers Market

May 12, 2019 - 10:58 am

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's wildlife agency is moving where it issues permits like hunting licenses and boat registrations out of downtown Columbia.

The Department of Natural Resources said starting Monday all those permits will be issued from the agency's office at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.

The agency has offered permits for four decades at the Rembert Dennis Building on the Statehouse grounds. But officials say it is getting harder to find parking in downtown Columbia.

The agency is also considering moving all its offices from the Statehouse, but no decision has been made.

The new offices are at the State Famers Market about 9 miles (15 kilometers) south of downtown Columbia near where Interstate 77 ends at Interstate 26.

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