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Business Licensing

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.

 

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This Division is responsible for the collection of:

* Business License Fees
* Hospitality Tax
* Tourism and Development Fund
* Garage Sales
* Enforcement of Smoking Ban 
 

 

 

The filing deadline to renew a 2017 Business License is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date.

 

After May 15, 2017,  a late penalty of 10% will be assessed on fees due and each month or portion thereof an additional 5% will be added or accrued.

 

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 147, Columbia, SC 29217

Physical Address: 1339 Main Street (1st Floor), Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-545-3345 | Fax: 803-988-8025

Office Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 



 

 
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