Business License

City/County Business License Department

P.O. Box 1449 12 West Liberty Street (Liberty Center)

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 774-1601

 

Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5pm, Mon - Fri

 

Becki Ard 

Director            

803-774-1621

Sally DuBose            

Inspector            

803-774-1622

Sharon Felder

Inspector

803-774-1624

 

Wendy Melton, Business License Specialist                   803-774-1623

Business License Fax Line                                          803-774-1688

 

Changes for 2010: Please see below Updated Peddler Ordinance & Application Process. 

NOTE: THE FEES FOR THE BUSINESS LICENSE HAS BEEN CHANGED AS WELL AS THE PEDDLER BADGE FEE.

 

Ordinances (PDF*)

 

New Peddler Information: New Peddler Ordinance, Peddler Application

 

The Business License Department serves the City of Sumter and Sumter County. All operating Businesses in the City of Sumter and Sumter County must possess a Business license.

 

The City renewals are mailed in January and due by the 15th of February. The County renewals are mailed in February and due by the 15th of March.

 

Applying for a license is completed in the Business License Department at 12 West Liberty Street.

 

  1. You must complete an Application and a New Clearance Form which is sent to the planning department for approval from the Zoning Department, Building Inspections Department, and the Fire Department. Business License Checklist
  2. Once the clearance form is received back by the license department you will be notified to return and purchase your license.   
  3. Current Postings - LLR - Updates

 

Click here for a blank application.  If you have any questions about the application, please give our office a call at the numbers listed above.

 

For outside Contractors, please click here for an application to be able to obtain the business license: outside contractor application

 

The License Department employs two licensed Inspectors. Inspectors are responsible for delinquent licenses, contacts with new businesses and new constructions. Working closely with the planning department makes it simple to locate new construction and or businesses

 

The Business License Department is proud to serve the Citizens of the City and County of Sumter.

 

If you have questions regarding state licensing for contractors, cosmetologist, real estate, etc. please contact the Labor, Licensing & Regulations Department at (803) 896-4696 or visit their website at www.llr.state.sc.us.

 

If you are trying to obtain a Retail License, Federal Tax ID number, Liquor License, please contact the Department of Revenue at (803) 898-5000 or visit their website at www.sctax.org.

 

If you are trying to file for a Non-Profit Organization, Corporation or LLC, please contact the Secretary of State Office at (803) 734-2170 or visit their website at www.scsos.com.

 

If you need Department of Health & Environmental Control to inspect, please contact your local office. For Sumter, please call (803) 773-5511 or visit their website at www.scdhec.net.

 

If you are having trouble with a Business & need to submit a complaint, please contact the Consumer Affairs/Better Business Bureau at (800) 922-1594 or visit their website at www.scconsumer.gov.

 

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