Opening a Business

Here, in the City of Travelers Rest, we foster a friendly entrepreneurial spirit and a “can-do” approach. By partnering with local enterprises, the City has found new ways to help businesses thrive, serve its citizens well and promote new prosperity for all who venture here.

Our downtown area and its proximity to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail gives businesses the opportunity to benefit from the unique walkability of the town. People visit Travelers Rest on foot which offers a chance for businesses to provide experiences, services, and goods for those who visit the city for a day or a weekend.

This page is designed to give you easy access to the information, forms, permits and contacts you need to get your business started. To connect to a city department click the City Departments link below. If you would like to speak with someone at city hall please call 864.834.8740.


Steps to Opening Your Business
Step 1: Zoning Approval
Step 2: Certificate of Occupancy
Step 3: Signs
Step 4: DHEC Permits
Step 5: South Carolina Retail Sales Tax License
Step 6: Alcohol and Beverage License
Step 7: Business License
Step 8: Hospitality Tax