Are there any other special requirements for a business license?

Additional requirements include:

  • All businesses or trades must have copies of any required South Carolina licenses, registrations and/or inspections for your type of business.
  • All restaurants and prepared food related businesses required Health Department approval. 
  • Retail sales businesses are required to obtain a South Carolina sales tax ID number.
  • If alcohol, beer, or wine is to be served, State law requires a DOR permit, a copy of which must be presented with the Business License application (PDF).
  • All food truck vendors will be required to obtain a city food truck permit.
  • Vending and amusement machine distributors are required to provide a list of machines and their locations. A business license is required, as well as a machine permit for all amusement machines prior to placement.

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1. Who is required to purchase a business license?
2. I live in the City of Beaufort, but I work from home, what type of license do I need?
3. Are there any other special requirements for a business license?
4. Are commercial and residential contractors required to be licensed in your city?
5. Are there any other applicable fees?
6. Does the City of Beaufort have any business license incentives?
7. Can I transfer my license to someone else?
8. What forms of payment are accepted?
9. How long is a City Business License valid for?
10. Are there any special requirements for closing my business?