Apply for a Business License

All businesses that operate within the City of Travelers Rest are required to have a city business license. A simple form is completed by each business and a tax for the business license is calculated. Business License taxes are calculated by using the gross receipts of the prior calendar year. The Business License period starts on May 1st through April 30th of the following year. All Business Licenses must be renewed on or before April 30th.

Business Licensing Requirements

Financial information is required. Any information supplied to the city is confidential according to state law. The city cannot give this information to anyone other than the business owner or his/her authorized agent unless the records are under subpoena by a court.

City Business License is pursuant to licensing ordinances. To download a Business License application click on the link below. Payments can be made by cash, personal check or money order and should be delivered to Travelers Rest City Hall, located at 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other Requirements
Prior to receiving a city license to conduct business, some business types require the following inspections and department approvals:

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

Download a Business License Application

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.

Restaurant, 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
Department of Revenue – ABC Permit, 830-898-5864
Greenville County Health Department – Food Service Permit, 864-282-4100
South Carolina Contractor Licensing Board – Commercial, 803-896-4696
South Carolina Contractor Licensing Board – Residential, 803-896-4686