The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Property Management section of the Right of Way Office is responsible for the sale and disposition of SCDOT’s surplus real property, including property improvements. This includes maintaining an inventory of surplus property and records of surplus property dispositions.

A parcel of land is considered to be “surplus property” if SCDOT’s engineering sections determine that the property is no longer necessary for the proper operation of SCDOT or the highway systems and SCDOT’s Commission approves of its disposal.

Types of Property:

Economic Parcels - parcels large enough to be developed, are free standing, have access, have monetary value, and comply with local zoning ordinances.

Uneconomic Parcels - properties too small to develop and limited or no access. These properties typically have a market limited to the adjoining landowners.

Improvements - structures located within the right of way that need to be moved: i.e. houses, mobile homes, fences, storage buildings, etc.


Surplus property owned by SCDOT is conveyed by a quitclaim deed. The quitclaim deed is signed by the Secretary of Transportation and the Deputy Secretary for Finance & Administration. All costs associated with the transaction are the responsibility of the purchaser. The quitclaim deed is recorded with the appropriate county Register of Deeds office.

Improvements are conveyed by a Bill of Sale.


Payment for surplus property and the recording fees are to be made by certified check or by electronic transfer of funds to SCDOT. All certified checks are to be made payable to SCDOT.

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Related Documents:
Request for Services Form

Instructions for Completing
the Contract of Sale

Physical Address:
Attn: Property Management
955 Park St., Room 422
Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address:
Attn: Property Management
Post Office Box 191
Columbia, SC 29202-0191


Ten Most Recent Listings
For SaleIndex 23-635A Kemet WayGreenvilleEconomic
The parcel is approximately .02 mile northwest of the intersection of Road S-272 (Georgia Rd.) and the old frontage Rd. (Kemet Way), near the City of Simpsonville.
For SaleIndex 26-12, US Route 378, Horry CountyHorryEconomicUS Route 378 (Wright Blvd.) Conway, SC
Offered at: $308,000
13.4 AC. located on US Route 378 near the City of Conway. 
For SaleIndex 23-46 Blackstock and Reidville Rd., Spartanburg County FINALSpartanburgEconomicCorner Blackstock Road and Reidville Road
Estimated 300 feet of frontage on SC Route 296 (Reidville Road) and approximately 600 feet of frontage along SC Route 295 (Blackstock Road).  Also has approximately 600 feet of road frontage exposure along the I-26 West bound lane at Exit 22.
For SalePower House RdLaurensEconomic
An irregular shaped parcel containing approximately 1.0 acre of land located approximately 400 feet southeast of the intersection of Road S-47(Power House Road) and Road S-81(Camack Road) in the Town of Ware Shoals.
For SaleINDEX 42-39 Two Parcels for sale Morning CircleSpartanburgEconomic
Parcel (1) is parallel to Morning Circle and Route I-26 southeast of Hayne Street, Spartanburg, SC.

Parcel (2) is located at the junction of Morning Circle and Hayne Street, Spartanburg, SC. 
Sale PendingIndex 23-3 Old Dist. Office, Laurens Rd. Greenville SCGreenvilleEconomic1439 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC  29607
Offered at $2,540,000.00
The property consists of approximately 10.21 acres and 5 abandoned office buildings. Located in great area for development near Pleasantburg Drive and Airport Road.
For SaleMt. Carmel Section Shed updated packetMcCormickEconomicHwy 81, Mount Carmel
Approx. 2 acres of land and all improvements, including a service garage building, open workbays and outbuildings on the east side of SC Rte. 81. TMS 024-06-02-022. $69,000.00.
Sale Pending1117 Camden AvenueYorkEconomic1117 Camden Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Corner lot containing approx. 2.2 acres of land and all improvements thereon, including 3 garages and 2 office buildings.
For SaleRabon Rd. and Flora Rd. 1.25 acRichlandEconomicRabon Road
Offered for $199,000.00. Triangular shaped parcel at the intersection of Flora Road and Rabon Road in the City of Columbia.  TMS R19903-01-03.
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