​Local Business Resources

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Out of 46 counties in South Carolina only 9 require business licenses. 

This does not include the cities and municipalities in the state. What does this mean for your business? This means after taking care of Federal and State requirements, you'll need to find out more information about starting/running your business in each county of operation. 


As a business owner, crossing your T's and dotting your I's is important. Check with your county to ensure that all of your licensing and permit bases are covered. 


  

County and Municipal Assistance for Businesses

  

SC Association of Counties
A complete listing of all counties in South Carolina and includes a link to the county’s website if available.

Municipal Directory
Most cities and towns require a business license. Search for municipalities and contacts using the SC Municipal Directory.

 

Municode
Municode is an online library that contains information on licensing, permitting, zoning and ordinances for many of the towns, cities and counties in South Carolina.

 

Richland County Business Handbook
The Richland County Business Service Center has developed a Business Handbook which describes the County’s various requirements to do business in Richland County

 

Michelin Development
Michelin Development offers free of charge access to our business expertise. This is available in all areas where we have internal expertise except for legal advice, web development, engineering, and insurance. This expertise must be problem, project, or issue specific and is for a maximum of five days.