This Division is responsible for the collection of Business License fees, Hospitality Tax, Tourism and Development Fund, Garage Sales, Special Event Permits, and Busker Permits.
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.
Email Address: BusinessLicenseMail@columbiasc.gov
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