GENERAL INFORMATION

This Division is responsible for the collection of Business License fees, Hospitality Tax, Tourism and Development Fund, Garage Sales, Special Event Permits, Busker Permits and Smoking Ban Ordinance.
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.

 

DOWNLOAD BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION

 
APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE

The City of Columbia requires every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession in whole or in part within the limits of the city to pay an annual license fee and obtain a business license as provided in the ordinance.

APPROVALS NEEDED FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE

Application for a Business License are made at the Business License Division located at 1339 Main Street, first floor. Along with the business license application, a clearance form is also required which may involve one or more of the following approvals: (1) Zoning (2) Building Inspection (3) Fire Marshall (4) DHEC (5) Engineering.

 

WALK IN PAYMENTS

 

  • Location:  Business Licenses, 1339 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

  • Payments Accepted:  Business License Applications, Hospitality Tax Remittances, Tourism Development Fees, Garage Sale Permits, Special Event Permits and Busker Permits
  • Payment Methods:  Cash, Check, Credit Card
  • Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (803) 545-3345
  • Payment Restrictions:  None