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City Business License

Most municipalities in South Carolina require you to obtain a business license in order to conduct business. License fees vary and are based on sales revenues. If you do not see the municipality where you plan to conduct business below, call their town hall for information regarding business licenses.

Charleston
75 Calhoun Street
724-3711

 

Goose Creek
519 N. Goose Creek Blvd
797-6220

Hanahan
1255 Yeamans Hall Rd
554-4221 ext. 133

 

Isle of Palms
1301 Palm Blvd
886-9912

North Charleston
2500 City Hall Lane
740-2634

 

Mount Pleasant
100 Ann Edwards Lane
849-2786 

Sullivan's Island
1610 Middle Street
883-3198 

 

Summerville
104 Civic Center
871-6000

Other Municipalities in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Counties (Contact these offices for licensing requirements in their areas):

Awendaw

928-3100

 

McClellanville

887-3712

Bonneau

825-3385

 

Meggett

889-3622

Edisto Beach

869-2667

 

Moncks Corner

719-7900

Folly Beach

588-2447

 

Ravenel

889-8732

Harleyville

462-7676

 

Reevesville

563-9128

Hollywood

889-3222

 

Ridgeville

871-7960

Jamestown

257-2233

 

Seabrook Island

768-9121

Kiawah Island

768-9166

 

St. George

563-3032

Lincolnville

873-3261

 

St. Stephen

567-3597

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County Business License

If you plan to conduct business outside city limits but within the county you must obtain a license from the entities listed below.

Berkeley County: Not required

Charleston County: 202-6080

Dorchester County: 832-0018

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Boards of Architectural Review

If you plan to do physical renovation to your facility, a board in the following communities must first approve them:

Downtown Charleston:
Preservation Planner
75 Calhoun St, Charleston
724-3779

Mt Pleasant:
Commercial Design & Review Board
100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mt Pleasant
884-1229

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Planning & Zoning

For information pertaining to whether your business can operate in the chosen location you must check your local zoning ordinances. This can be done at the addresses given below. This includes Home Business Requirements.

Charleston
75 Calhoun Street
724-3781

 

Goose Creek
519 N. Goose Creek Blvd
797-6220

Hanahan
1255 Yeamans Hall Rd
529-3409 ext. 133

 

Isle of Palms
1301 Palm Blvd
886-9912

North Charleston
4900 La Cross Road
740-2673

 

Mount Pleasant
100 Ann Edwards Lane
884-1229

Sullivan's Island
1610 Middle Street
883-3198

 

Summerville
104 Civic Center
871-6000

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Building & Fire Inspections

Before you can operate in a specific business location you must obtain a certificate of occupancy issued by the local building inspections department. Application is made through the Business License Office. Building Inspector and Fire Inspector will come and look at the business location.

Charleston
80 Broad Street
724-7433

 

Goose Creek
519 N. Goose Creek Blvd
863-5213

Hanahan
1255 Yeamans Hall Rd
529-3409 ext. 122

 

Isle of Palms
1301 Palm Blvd
886-9912

North Charleston
4900 La Cross Road
740-2673

 

Mount Pleasant
100 Ann Edwards Lane
884-5184

Sullivan's Island
1610 Middle Street
883-3198

 

Summerville
104 Civic Center
871-6000

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Health Department

If your business will be involved in food handling you must contact the county health department in the county where you will do business for requirements on permits.

Berkeley County
Main Street
Moncks Corner
723-0766

 

Charleston County
334 Calhoun Street
Charleston
740-0855

Dorchester County
2885 W 5th Street
Summerville
821-9524



 

City of Charleston
Commissioner of Public Works
103 St. Philips Street
Charleston
727-6800

 

 

City of Charleston
City Sanitation Department
1950 Milford Street
724-7364

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Signage

Must be approved by local zoning and building inspection divisions.

 

Construction of a Building for Business

Requires a construction Certificate of Occupancy that differs from a Certificate of Occupancy.

 

Restaurants

Must submit a seating layout to building inspections for Certificate of Occupancy Approval.

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