South Carolina Business License

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General Business License Requirements for South Carolina.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in South Carolina.

South Carolina General Business Licenses

South Carolina Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in South Carolina.

South Carolina does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Local General Business Licenses

City of Cayce Business License

Fact Checked:11/27/19

Initial Registration

Form:

https://caycesc.gov/business/businesslicense.pdf

Agency Fee:

Varies

Fact Checked:11/27/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

https://caycesc.gov/business/businesslicense.pdf

Agency Fee:

Varies

Due:

Annually on January 1.

Fact Checked:11/27/19

City of Greenville Business License

Agency:City of Greenville Business License - Revenue and Business License Division (SC)
Fact Checked:11/15/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

A base rate fee is required per business type + estimated total gross sales/revenue/contracts for the balance of the year.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Fee based on actual gross receipts/revenue/contracts for prior year ending December 31.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

City of North Charleston Business License

Agency:North Charleston City Hall (SC)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fee for a new business are computed on the estimated probable gross income for the balance of the license year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for a new business are computed on the estimated probable gross income for the balance of the license year.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Columbia Business License

Agency:City of Columbia Business License Division (SC)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees are based on projected gross income from the start of business date through December 31st of that year.

Registration Renewal

Form:

The Business License Division mails renewal forms at the beginning of the year in January.

Agency Fee:

Renewal fees are based on the previous year's gross income reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Mount Pleasant Business License

Agency:Town of Mount Pleasant Business License Division (SC)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fee is determined by business activity and estimated gross receipts figure.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Fee is determined by business activity and gross receipts figure.

Due:

Annually by July 31.

Richland County Business License

Agency:Richland County Business Service Center (SC)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a New Business License

Agency Fee:

Fee is determined by the projected gross revenue through end of the calendar year. Additional fees specific to business type is listed on the application.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee is based on gross revenue.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Rock Hill Business License

Agency:City of Rock Hill Planning and Development Department(SC)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

New businesses pay license fees on projected gross income from the start of business date through December 31 of that year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Renewal fees are based on the previous year?s gross income reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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