l Business Licenses - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Business Licenses

NOTICE:  If you have closed your business, or are planning on closing your business, please click here for the City of Beaufort's Business Closure Form.

Business License Ordinance 


 Approved and Adopted December 20, 2016


To view more Amendments to the Business License Ordinance, click here.

   ** Please Note - Time between Approved and Adopted Ordinance may vary for Municode publication **

Who needs a business license and How do I obtain one?

  • What codes and ordinances am I required to meet?
  • What information will I be required to submit?
  • Are there any other special requirements for a business license?
  • Will I be subject to any other City fees or taxes?
  • Are there any incentives for new businesses?
  • How can I contact other agencies?

You can find the answers to the above FAQs by clicking here.

 What information will I be required to submit?

All new resident business license applicants will be required to submit the following:

Business License Department
1911 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 525- 7025