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March 22, 2016DNR express services available at State Farmers Market
The public can purchase hunting and fishing licenses, permits and tags, as well as renew watercraft registrations and obtain duplicate decals and registration cards at the new S.C. Department of Natural Resources' regional Midlands office at the State Farmers Market at 326 Little Brooke Lane in West Columbia.
Most of these transactions take three to five minutes, making this an express office. Licenses and all boating transactions will still be available at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) headquarters at the Dennis Building at 1000 Assembly St. in Columbia. Patrons are reminded that they can renew boat registrations at the express office, but applications for a new boat title and registration, new motor title or the transfer of a boat or motor are processed only at DNR offices in downtown Columbia or Charleston. Other DNR express locations include Clemson, Florence and York.
The lack of parking at the Dennis Building has created a significant problem for DNR constituents, and the new State Farmers Market location will provide plentiful parking and shorter transaction times. In addition to the express service, DNR patrons can also visit the Certified S.C. farmer sheds or enjoy a meal at Dupre at the Market, also located in the Market Pavilion. Visitors to the market can enjoy local produce as well as other seasonal offerings like pumpkins, Christmas trees and watermelons. A Fresh on the Menu restaurant, Dupre at the Market features daily specials and Southern favorites like pimento cheese, fried okra and meatloaf.