Apply for a 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.

Requirements for New Businesses within City Limits

New businesses located within city limits 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. After all approvals are done, a business license application can be submitted.

Business Licensing Requirements
Financial information as well as your NAICS Code are required. To find your NAICS Code click HERE. A tax for the business license is calculated based on projected gross receipts (new businesses) or gross receipts of the prior calendar year for renewals. Contractors business license tax is calculated on the job  cost and license must be renewed for every new job in the license year.

Other Requirements
Prior to receiving a business license, certain businesses may require the following inspections and department approvals.

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

Online: Once the application has been approved, an email will be sent with a link to pay online.

By Mail: Payments can 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.

Download a Business License Application

Submitting Your Fillable Application by Email
Once you’ve completed the application, click the “Submit Form” button found at the bottom of the form. If the button does not work, please download the completed application and email to [email protected].

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