The Business License Division assists business owners in obtaining their business license as well as a multitude of other services. We issue permits for various events such as group events, single event permits, garage sales, busker permits, extended operating hours permits and vehicles for hire permits. This division administers the Business License Ordinance according to the law and enforces it in a reasonable and non-arbitrary manner to all who are subject to this ordinance.
This Division is responsible for the collection of:
* Business License Fees
* Hospitality Tax
* Tourism and Development Fund
* Garage Sales
* Enforcement of Smoking Ban
In an effort to make paying Business License renewal fees, Hospitality Taxes, Tourism Development Fees and outstanding fees easier, Business License will transition to a new online payment system in Spring 2014. This new system will save you time and money. Pay fees by credit card or check.
As a friendly reminder, renewal fees are due no later than April 15, 2013 for the 2013 license.
1339 Main Street (First Floor)
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217.