Business Licenses

2023 Business License Renewal Changes

The City has updated its business license ordinance, to streamline the process and become consistent with jurisdictions across the state. The changes include:

  • Your business license renewal deadline will be April 30th each year
  • For the 2023 renewal, you will report your gross income based on the 2022 calendar year (January-December).
  • The 2023 business license renewal applications will be mailed out in late January 2023, and the City will begin receiving renewal payments in February 2023.

Renewing Business Licenses

We’re making doing business with the City of Greenville easier and more convenient! The City has launched an online portal for payment of annual business license renewals, hospitality taxes and local accommodations taxes. 

The business license application and the hospitality and accommodation letters will contain business license, hospitality or accommodation, license number, pin number and control number. Business owners should retain the license, pin and control number information because they will need this information to use the online payment portal.  Meanwhile, visit the portal to review our guide to online payment

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Note: the City accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Need help with business licenses, hospitality tax, local accommodations tax, insurance or false burglar alarm registration or payment? 

City revenue staff are available to answer your questions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, call 864-232-CARE (2273). Please know that staff is monitoring any calls that go to voicemail, and they will be promptly returned.

Additionally, you may send an email to

Business License Applications Now Available

Please always check our website for the latest version of the PDF Business License at Business License Applications.

Licensing Requirements

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.

New Businesses

If you are a new business, you can use our Business Calculators to view rate sheets and find out your business license fee.