Business Licenses in Folly Beach


New licenses must be applied for in-person at City Hall or via email by bringing in a completed Business License Application. If being completed via email please send the completed application to: licenses@follybeach.gov

All businesses operating within the City of Folly Beach must obtain a business license. Questions about licensing forms, rates, and other requirements can be directed to the licensing department at licenses@follybeach.gov or by calling (843)588-7017. 

In order to obtain a business license, you must also provide your South Carolina Retail License. Information on SC licensing requirements can be found here or by calling the SC Department of Revenue at 803-896-1350.

Once you have obtained a Folly Beach Business License, it must be displayed in your place of business. If you are a contractor with vehicles working on the island, each vehicle must have a business license sticker visible.


2023 Business License Renewal Information: Click Here

2023 Sample Renewal Packet for Property Managers: Click Here

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: MARCH 09, 2023 – BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL PORTAL OPENS – MUST REPORT GROSS REVENUE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022 (1/1-12/31) OR FOR THE COMPANY’S PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR IF DIFFERENT DATES APPLY.


IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR COURTESY RENEWAL FORM BY MAIL FROM CHARLESTON COUNTY THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT AND EMAIL THE FORM UPON REQUEST AFTER MARCH 09, 2023

 

APRIL 30, 2023 – DEADLINE FOR ALL BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS

 

MAY 30, 2023 – DEADLINE FOR THE NEW RENTAL REGISTRATION PERMIT – FEE CHARGED (MUST REPORT GROSS REVENUE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022 (1/1-12/31) OR FOR THE COMPANY’S PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR IF DIFFERENT DATES APPLY.)



Stacee Ritchie

Business License Official

New licenses must be applied for in-person at City Hall or via email by bringing in a completed Business License Application. If being completed via email please send the completed application to: licenses@follybeach.gov

All businesses operating within the City of Folly Beach must obtain a business license. Questions about licensing forms, rates, and other requirements can be directed to the licensing department at licenses@follybeach.gov or by calling (843)588-7017. 

In order to obtain a business license, you must also provide your South Carolina Retail License. Information on SC licensing requirements can be found here or by calling the SC Department of Revenue at 803-896-1350.

Once you have obtained a Folly Beach Business License, it must be displayed in your place of business. If you are a contractor with vehicles working on the island, each vehicle must have a business license sticker visible.


2023 Business License Renewal Information: Click Here

2023 Sample Renewal Packet for Property Managers: Click Here

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: MARCH 09, 2023 – BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL PORTAL OPENS – MUST REPORT GROSS REVENUE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022 (1/1-12/31) OR FOR THE COMPANY’S PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR IF DIFFERENT DATES APPLY.


IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR COURTESY RENEWAL FORM BY MAIL FROM CHARLESTON COUNTY THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT AND EMAIL THE FORM UPON REQUEST AFTER MARCH 09, 2023

 

APRIL 30, 2023 – DEADLINE FOR ALL BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS

 

MAY 30, 2023 – DEADLINE FOR THE NEW RENTAL REGISTRATION PERMIT – FEE CHARGED (MUST REPORT GROSS REVENUE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022 (1/1-12/31) OR FOR THE COMPANY’S PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR IF DIFFERENT DATES APPLY.)



Business License Form for all NEW accounts:
Vendor Applications


All vendors must have a business license to conduct business on Folly beach. This includes festivals, weddings, and special events.



Questions about License Types/Costs/Renewals

What is the SC Vacation Rental Act?


What Types of Rental Licenses Does the City Issue?


Who Can Apply for Each Type of License?


How Much Does a Rental License Cost?


Are There Additional Fees?


When Are License Renewals Due?


Where/How Do I Renewal a My License?


STR Licenses and the CAP


How Does the Wait list for ISTR Licenses Work?


Can my Rental License be Transferred to a New Owner (Including Heirs, LLCs, and Trusts)?


Do I Have to Use My License to Keep It?


How are Property Tax Rates Determined?


How Does the 72 Day Rental Limit Apply to My STR License?


How Does the Limit on ISTR Licenses Address the South Carolina Vacation Rental Act?


Can I Renovate My Home and Keep My License?

Questions about a business license?

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For all business license related questions please email Stacee Ritchie at sritchie@follybeach.gov or call 843-588-7017

License Renewals

You can also renew your license in person at City Hall or email licenses@follybeach.gov