SC Business License ​​

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Statewide License?

Business licensing and permits are regulated by each individual county in South Carolina. To determine the specific licensing that your business needs you will need to contact the county that your business will be operating in. Research more in Local Resources.


There is no statewide business license in SC.  Business Licenses are local government licenses, issued by the incorporated towns, cities and counties in SC.

SCBOS does not work directly with Business Licenses.  Direct contact with the local government(s) should be made to determine if a Business License is required and the cost, if applicable.

Click HERE for a complete list of counties.