First, contact the Thurmond Project Office to arrange an appointment with the ranger responsible for working the corresponding area of the lake. Please be prepared to give the ranger specific directions to your lake property and any other pertinent details, such as previous owners name, existing Shoreline Use Permit No. (if applicable), lot no., and subdivision name. At the appointment, the ranger will inspect public land adjacent to your private property, explain in detail the rules, regulations, and policies related to Shoreline Use Permits, and take your application. Please be prepared to provide the following: recorded deed and plat of the adjacent private property, construction plans for a boat dock (if applicable), and the permit fee (See question 8 below for fee list). In addition to the standard items listed above, other items may be necessary to issue the permit depending on what facilities/activities for which you apply. Please be sure to discuss in detail what your particular requests are with the ranger when setting up the appointment, so that he or she can inform you of the items needed.
Please be aware that this appointment is an application only, and that no facilities and/or activities can be constructed or undertaken on public land until an approved, signed copy of the permit is received.