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Building a New Business

Congratulations on constructing your new business. In order to get temporary electric service, please follow these important steps.

Temporary Service Requirements

  1. Temporary Pole

    Your contractor’s electrician should install a temporary pole within 5 feet of an underground electric source or 10 feet of an overhead electric source. For additional specifications, please click here.

  2. Inspection

    You must have the temporary pole and meter base inspected by your local municipality.

  3. Temporary Service Application

    Complete our temporary service application and email it to

    Complete ApplicationEspañol

  4. Permanent Meter Base

    Have an electrician install and label a permanent meter base on your home.

    Accepted Meter Base List

  5. Getting connected.

    We do our best to get your electric service up and running quickly. If you have questions, you can contact a Santee Cooper Area Engineer or check out our Builders and Developers page.

For additional questions please contact an area engineer, call 800-804-7424 or email

Before you can convert from temporary to permanent service, you must have your municipality complete an inspection (see municipality inspection list below). After linework and inspection are completed, contact us at 800-804-7424 or to request to move from temporary to permanent service. Please allow 2-3 business days for installation. 

All linework must be completed before requesting temporary to permanent service.

For the outdoor lighting dropdown: We offer many options for outdoor rental lighting. Whether you’re looking for security lights on a single pole. parking lot lighting, or outdoor rental lights for an entire neighborhood, we can help. Learn more about our Outdoor Rental Lighting Program

Local Municipalities Inspection Links

717 30th Ave. South, Atlantic Beach, SC 29582

Phone: 843-663-2284

Residential Permits (form)

Commercial Permits (form)

Additional information: Town of Atlantic Beach (permits, zoning & docs)

1003 N Hwy 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: 843-719-4234



196 Laurel St., Conway, SC 29526

Phone: 843-488-9888

Permitting & Inspection Info

Application Portal

129 Screven St., Georgetown, SC 29442

Phone: 843-545-3063

Permitting & Inspection Info

1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC 29526

Phone: 843-915-5340

Permitting & Inspection Info

4101 Walnut St., Loris, SC 29569

Phone: 843-756-4004

Permitting & Inspection Info

118 Carolina Ave., Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: 843-719-7910

Permitting & Inspection Info

1018 2nd Ave South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: 843-280-5555

Permitting & Inspection Info

323 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Phone: 843-237-1698

Permitting & Inspection Info

124 Hood St, St. Stephen, SC 29479

Phone: 843-567-3597

Permitting & Inspection Info

210 Highway 17 S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Phone: 843-913-6111

Permitting & Inspection Info