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Business Licenses

 

Almost all cities and towns in South Carolina require a business operating within their limits to have a business license. Be aware that if your office is in one municipality and you are operating in another, you will probably need a license for both municipalities. 

 

Need county license info?

Visit the County Offices page

 
Visit the Municipal Association of SC Online Directory to find out contact information for your city, town, and county.
There you will find your municipalities website and business information page.
Get your city, town, and county information directly from the source.  

  
There is no single all-encompassing state business license; however, nearly all municipalities in the state require a business license. The business will need a local business license in most of the municipalities where business is physically located and conducted. 

Example 1:
If a business is physically located in the City of Columbia and does business in the Town of Irmo, business licenses are required from both Columbia and Irmo.  Home-based and online businesses are required to have business licenses.

Example 2: 
If the business is physically located in or conducts business in the unincorporated (non-city limit) area of a county, the business will need a county business license if that county is one of the 8 counties that issues business licenses.

Example 3:
If the business has a food truck or is a contractor based in the unincorporated area of Richland County (which requires a business license) and conducts business in the City of Columbia, the business would need a Richland County business license and a City of Columbia business license.


 
 
Abbeville Branchville Conway
864-366-5017803-274-8820843-488-7631
Aiken Briarcliffe Acres Cross Hill
803-642-7642843-272-8863864-998-4453
Allendale Brunson Darlington
803-584-4610803-632-3633843-398-4000 ext. 100
Anderson Burnettown Denmark
864-231-2213803-593-2676803-793-3734
Andrews Calhoun Falls Dillon
843-264-8666864-418-8512843-774-0040 ext. 3
Arcadia Lakes Camden Due West
803-782-2272803-432-2421864-379-2385
Atlantic Beach Campobello Easley
843-663-2284864-468-4545864-855-7900
Aynor Carlisle Edgefield
843-358-6231864-427-1505803-637-4014
Awendaw Cayce Edisto Beach
843-928-3100803-550-9559843-869-2505
Bamberg Chapin Ehrhardt
803-245-5128803-345-2444 ext. 201803-267-5335
Barnwell Charleston Elgin
803-259-3266843-724-3711803-438-2362
Batesburg-Leesville Cheraw Elloree
803-532-4601843-537-8400803-897-2821
Beaufort Chesnee Estill
843-525-7025864-461-2225803-625-3243
Belton Chester Eutawville
864-338-7773 ext. 102803-581-2123803-492-3374
Bennettsville Chesterfield Florence
843-479-9001 ext. 317843-623-2131843-665-3173
Bishopville Clemson Folly Beach
803-484-5948864-653-2030843-276-5568
Blacksburg Clinton Forest Acres
864-839-2332864-833-7517803-782-9475
Bluffton Clover Fort Mill
843-706-4500803-222-9495803-547-2034 ext. 261
Blythewood Columbia Fountain Inn
803-754-0501803-545-3345864-409-3334
Bowman    
803-829-2666  

Gaffney Isle of Palms McBee
864-487-8505843-886-9912843-335-8474
Gaston Iva McClellanville
803-796-7725864-348-6193843-887-3712
Georgetown Jackson McCormick
843-545-4041803-471-2228864-852-2225
GiffordJeffersonMeggett
​803-625-2712​843-658-7800843-889-3622
Goose Creek Jonesville Moncks Corner
843-797-6220 ext. 1100 or ext. 1122864-674-5746843-719-7900
Gray CourtKershaw
Mount Croghan


864-876-2581803-475-6065
843-634-3810
Great Falls Kiawah Island Mount Pleasant                  
803-482-2055
843-768-9166 843-849-2786
Greenville Kingstree ​Mullins
864-467-4505843-355-8156 843-464-9583
Greenwood Lake City Myrtle Beach
864-942-8419843-374-5421843-918-1200
Greer Lancaster New Ellenton
864-848-2150803-289-1462 803-652-2214
​Hanahan​LandrumNewberry
​843-576-5257​864-457-3000​803-321-1007
Hampton Lane Nichols
803-943-2951843-387-5151843-526-2193
Hardeeville Latta   Ninety Six
843-784-2231843-752-5115864-543-2200
Harleyville Laurens Norris
843-462-7676864-984-0144864-639-2033
HartsvilleLexington North
843-339-2868803-951-4631 803-247-2101
Hickory Grove Liberty North Augusta
803-925-2625864-843-3177 ext. 4 803-441-4214
Hilton Head Island Little Mountain North Charleston
843-341-4677803-605-8777843-740-2639
Holly Hill Loris North Myrtle Beach
803-496-3330843-756-4004843-280-5585
HollywoodLyman
843-889-3222864-439-3453
Honea Path Manning
864-369-2466803-435-8477
Inman Marion
864-472-6200843-423-5961
IrmoMauldin
803-781-7050864-404-3293