How long is a City Business License valid for?

Except for a Group Event Business Licenses or a Temporary Contractor's License, a company's initial business license is valid from the time they begin operations through December 31st.  Every year thereafter, the license requires renewal. Learn more on our City Business License Renewal page.

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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?