Business License

The Business License Division administers the Business License and Hospitality Tax ordinances. Every person or entity engaged or intending to engage in business is required to obtain a license based on business activity and gross receipts. Business license fees are due prior to commencing operations, and annually on July 31. Hospitality taxes on prepared meals, food, and beverages in the amount of 2% are due on the 20th of each month to Charleston County, our collection agent.

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