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
The filing deadline to renew a 2016 Business License is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date.
After April 18, 2017, a late penalty will be assessed on fees due and each month or portion thereof an additional 5% will be added or accrued.
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.