South Carolina Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General South Carolina Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your South Carolina construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in South Carolina. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in South Carolina. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

South Carolina Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in South Carolina today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Utah. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in South Carolina, and across the US.


South Carolina Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


South Carolina Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


South Carolina Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


South Carolina State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within South Carolina that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners
  • Board of Registration for Geologists
  • Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
  • Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Department of Employment and Workforce
  • Department of Health and Environmental Control - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Health and Environmental Control - Bureau of Drug Control
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation - Contractors Licensing Board
  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Residential Builders Commission
  • Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation - Real Estate Commission
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue - Bingo Licensing and Enforcement Unit
  • Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing
  • Law Enforcement Division
  • Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
  • Secretary of State - Division of Public Charities

South Carolina Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within South Carolina that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

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  • Abbeville County
  • Aiken County
  • Allendale County
  • Anderson County
  • Bamberg County
  • Barnwell County
  • Beaufort County
  • Berkeley County
  • Calhoun County
  • Charleston County
  • Cherokee County
  • Chester County
  • Chesterfield County
  • Clarendon County
  • Colleton County
  • Darlington County
  • Dillon County
  • Dorchester County
  • Edgefield County
  • Fairfield County
  • Florence County
  • Georgetown County
  • Greenville County
  • Greenwood County
  • Hampton County
  • Horry County
  • Jasper County
  • Kershaw County
  • Lancaster County
  • Laurens County
  • Lee County
  • Lexington County
  • Marion County
  • Marlboro County
  • McCormick County
  • Newberry County
  • Oconee County
  • Orangeburg County
  • Pickens County
  • Richland County
  • Saluda County
  • Spartanburg County
  • Sumter County
  • Union County
  • Williamsburg County
  • York County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Abbeville
  • Aiken
  • Allendale
  • Anderson
  • Andrews
  • Arcadia
  • Aynor
  • Ballentine
  • Bamberg
  • Barnwell
  • Batesburg-Leesville
  • Bath
  • Beaufort
  • Belton
  • Bennettsville
  • Berea
  • Bishopville
  • Blacksburg
  • Blackville
  • Bluffton
  • Blythewood
  • Boiling Springs
  • Branchville
  • Calhoun Falls
  • Camden
  • Campobello
  • Carolina Forest
  • Cayce
  • Central
  • Chapin
  • Charleston
  • Cheraw
  • Chesnee
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Clemson
  • Clinton
  • Clover
  • Columbia
  • Conway
  • Cottageville
  • Dalzell
  • Darlington
  • Denmark
  • Dentsville
  • Dillon
  • Dorchester
  • Due West
  • Duncan
  • Early Branch
  • Easley
  • Eastover
  • Edgefield
  • Effingham
  • Elgin
  • Estill
  • Fair Play
  • Fairfax
  • Fairforest
  • Five Forks
  • Florence
  • Folly Beach
  • Forest Acres
  • Fort Lawn
  • Fort Mill
  • Fountain Inn
  • Gaffney
  • Gantt
  • Garden City
  • Gaston
  • Georgetown
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Golden Grove
  • Goose Creek
  • Graniteville
  • Gray Court
  • Green Sea
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Greer
  • Hamer
  • Hampton
  • Hanahan
  • Hardeeville
  • Hartsville
  • Heath Springs
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Hodges
  • Holly Hill
  • Hollywood
  • Honea Path
  • Huger
  • Inman
  • Irmo
  • Isle of Palms
  • Iva
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Jenkinsville
  • Joanna
  • Johns Island
  • Johnsonville
  • Johnston
  • Joint Base Charleston
  • Jonesville
  • Kershaw
  • Kiawah Island
  • Kingstree
  • La France
  • Ladson
  • Lake City
  • Lake Wylie
  • Lamar
  • Lancaster
  • Landrum
  • Latta
  • Laurens
  • Leesville
  • Lexington
  • Liberty
  • Little River
  • Loris
  • Lugoff
  • Lyman
  • Lynchburg
  • Manning
  • Marion
  • Mauldin
  • Mayesville
  • McClellanville
  • McColl
  • McCormick
  • Moncks Corner
  • Moore
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mountville
  • Mullins
  • Murrells Inlet
  • Myrtle Beach
  • New Ellenton
  • Newberry
  • Ninety Six
  • North
  • North Augusta
  • North Charleston
  • North Myrtle Beach
  • Orangeburg
  • Pageland
  • Pamplico
  • Pauline
  • Pawleys Island
  • Pelion
  • Pendleton
  • Pickens
  • Piedmont
  • Pineland
  • Port Royal
  • Powdersville
  • Prosperity
  • Rains
  • Ravenel
  • Red Bank
  • Reidville
  • Richburg
  • Richland
  • Ridge Spring
  • Ridgeland
  • Ridgeville
  • Ridgeway
  • Rock Hill
  • Roebuck
  • Round O
  • Saint Andrews
  • Saint George
  • Saint Helena Island
  • Saint Matthews
  • Saint Stephen
  • Salem
  • Saluda
  • Sans Souci
  • Santee
  • Scranton
  • Seabrook Island
  • Seneca
  • Seven Oaks
  • Shaw Air Force Base
  • Simpsonville
  • Socastee
  • Southern Shops
  • Spartanburg
  • Springdale
  • Springfield
  • Starr
  • Summerton
  • Summerville
  • Sumter
  • Surfside Beach
  • Swansea
  • Taylors
  • Tega Cay
  • Timmonsville
  • Travelers Rest
  • Trenton
  • Turbeville
  • Union
  • Valley Falls
  • Varnville
  • Wade Hampton
  • Wagener
  • Walhalla
  • Wallace
  • Walterboro
  • Ware Shoals
  • Welcome
  • West Columbia
  • Westminster
  • Whitmire
  • Williamston
  • Williston
  • Winnsboro
  • Woodfield
  • Woodruff
  • York
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