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The business license fee is calculated based on gross income and the type of business. Our staff will be glad to assist you in determining your specific classification and resulting fee. You can estimate the cost of your fees by utilizing the online business license calculator.
No, by state law, business licenses are based on a business’ gross income. A business’ 1st Business License fee will be based on a reasonable estimate of gross income from the start of operation to December 31 of that year.
The base business license fee covers $2,000 of gross income. After a business’ initial business license, subsequent licenses will be based on actual gross income from the previous year.
A Business License fee enables essential services such as fire protection, street, and sidewalk maintenance, parks and recreation programs, code enforcement activities, and building inspections.
Funding from this fee ensures quality service to the residents and business owners located in the City as well as to business owners coming into the city to conduct business. These revenues help ensure a high quality of life, which in turn helps create a desirable and prosperous business environment in the City of Greenville.