Any business located within the City of Hartsville or performing work within the city limits is required to purchase a business license each year.
Licenses are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and are renewable by Jan. 31 of the following year without a penalty. A 5% per month penalty incurs on or after Feb. 1. All business licenses are handled in the Finance Department. They are happy to assist businesses in fee calculation based on gross income.
The Finance Department recognize business owners have invested time, effort, money and dreams into their enterprise, and as such the license application process is as simple and quick as possible. Applications are available in the City of Hartsville’s Finance Department, 133 W. Carolina Ave, and on the city website. Applications must be signed and approved by the Building and Codes Inspector. Businesses must meet all the following criteria:
Fire and Safety Codes
Contractors operating within the City of Hartsville are required to provide the Building Inspector with a copy of their SC State Contractors or Home Builders license prior to applying for a city business license.
The license fee is based on gross income on the preceding calendar or fiscal year, and/or on a 12 month projected income for the business. There is a base rate on the first $2,000; a set amount for each $1,000 in excess is then applied.