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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. 

 

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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.


 
 
 
CITIES & TOWNS DIRECTORY
View a full online directory on 
Municipal Association of South Carolina

Abbeville - Fountain Inn
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

Olanta Rock Hill Swansea
843-396-4301803-329-5590803-568-2835
Orangeburg Rockville Tega Cay
803-533-6000843-559-7072803-548-3513
Pacolet Salem Travelers Rest
864-474-9504864-944-2819864-834-8740
Pageland Saluda Trenton
843-672-7292864-445-3522803-275-2538
Pamplico Santee Union
843-493-5551803-854-2152 ext. 201864-429-1720 ext. 242
Patrick Scranton Varnville
843-498-6994843-389-2222803-943-2979
Pawleys Island Seabrook Island Walhalla
843-237-1698843-768-9121864-638-4343
Pelion Seneca Walterboro
803-894-3535864-885-2700843-782-1065
Pelzer Simpsonville Wellford
864-947-6231864-967-9526864-439-4875
Pendleton Six Mile West Columbia
864-646-9409864-868-2653803-791-1880 ext. 285
Pickens South Congaree Westminster
864-878-6421 option 6, then 1803-755-2760864-647-3200
Pine Ridge Spartanburg West Pelzer
803-755-2500864-596-2055864-947-6297
Pomaria Springdale Whitmire
pomariasc@gmail.com803-794-0408803-694-2356
Port Royal Springfield Williamston
843-986-2209803-258-3152864-847-7473
Prosperity St George Williston
803-364-2622843-563-3032803-266-7015
Ravenel Sullivans Island Winnsboro
843-889-8732843-883-3198803-635-4041
Reidville Summerton Woodruff
864-486-9614803-485-2525 ext. 100864-476-8154
Ridgeland Summerville Yemassee
843-726-7502843-871-6000843-589-2565
Ridge Spring Sumter York
803-685-5511803-774-1601803-684-2341
Ridgeway Surfside Beach 
803-337-2213843-913-6342