Business License Center

All businesses conducting business within the City of Greenville are required to have a business license. Business licenses must be purchased each year by April 30 and are valid from May 1 to April 30.

BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2024 applications are now available on our application web page

NEW BUSINESSES

You can use the business license calculators to find your NAICS Code, view rate sheets, find the business license application and calculate your business license tax.

New businesses cannot apply online; they must apply in person at City Hall, 206 S. Main Street.

2024 BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL UPDATES

The SC General Assembly passed the Business License Standardization Act, Act 176, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

This year, Act 176 requires that all taxing jurisdictions use a standardized business license class schedule recommended by the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) and adopted by the Director of the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. By Dec. 31 of every odd year, the City must adopt, by ordinance, the latest Standardized Business License Class Schedule.

PAY YOUR RENEWAL ONLINE

IN THREE EASY STEPS!

Business owners who use a Regular Business License (non-contractors) can now renew online if the total payment is less than $99,000

number 1You will be mailed your 2024 Business License Renewal form the first of February. Along with your gross revenue, all the information you need to calculate your tax fee will be located in the top-right corner of all renewal forms (or at the top of your current business license).


screenshot showing the business license renewal form


number 2Visit revenue.greenvillesc.gov to fill out your renewal online.
Navigate to "Renew License and Pay Fees" to enter your license number and PIN, available at the top-right of your current renewal form (above). Note: your license number begins with the two-digit year of your existing license, "23." All license numbers start with the two-digit year and are followed by a 1-6 digit code. Example: "23-123456" 


screenshot showing the Revenue payment page online

number 3Complete your payment online with a credit card. Note: a credit card processing fee of 2.65% is assessed by a third party.

Other Ways to Renew

Rather not pay online? You can pay in person at City Hall, by fax at 864-467-5715 or by mail to:
City of Greenville SC
Business License Renewal
PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

Additionally, you may send an email to revenuevm@greenvillesc.gov