Business License

All businesses that operate within the City of Travelers Rest are required to have a city business license. The business license period is May 1st through April 30th of the following year. Business licenses must be renewed yearly on or before April 30th.

Download a Business License Application

Renewal Information
Business license renewal applications are mailed by the end of February and must be paid yearly on or before April 30th. Fees are calculated based on the gross income from the prior calendar year. Contractors’ fees are calculated on the job cost. Contractor’s license must be renewed for every new job in the license year.

By Mail: Payments can be made by check or money order and mailed to:
City of Travelers Rest
125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, Attn: Business License Department.

In-person: Payments by check, money order, or cash can be brought to City Hall at 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. We are not able to process credit card payments in person.

You are required to include your NAICS code on your business license. The NAICS Code is a classification within the North American Industry Classification System. The NAICS System was developed for use by Federal Statistical Agencies for the collection, analysis, and publication of statistical data related to the US Economy. NAICS Code Lookup.

Note: Your NAICS Code can be found at the top of your federal tax return. Look for “Business Activity Code Number” on your tax application. You must know your NAICS Code, as reported to the IRS so that you will be placed in the correct city rate class.

New Businesses
Prior to applying for a business license, you must first submit a New Tenant/Occupancy Permit application. The application will be reviewed by our zoning department and upon approval, the fire marshal will make an onsite inspection. Once the premises passes inspection, a business license application can be submitted.

Certain businesses may require the following inspections and department approvals.

  • Zoning
  • Health Inspection (Food Service Inspections)
  • Code Enforcement Approval / Building Inspection
  • Fire Department Approval

State Regulations & Resources
Retail licenses are required by some businesses and are issued by the South Carolina Department of Revenue. There is a branch office in Greenville and they may be contacted at 864-241-1200 for information on these and other State required licenses and permits.

Restaurants, grocery stores, or other businesses that handle food must obtain approval from the health department prior to operation. If any alcohol is served, an Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Permit is required by law and can be obtained from the Department of Revenue. Many professions and contractors must also be licensed by the State of South Carolina.

State Service Phone Numbers
Department of Revenue – Greenville Office, 864-241-1200
Department of Revenue – Columbia Office, 864-898-5300
South Carolina Contractor Licensing Board – Commercial, 803-896-4696
South Carolina Contractor Licensing Board – Residential, 803-896-4686