Whether you are the new business on the block or a Hartsville classic looking to expand, we offer a variety of resources to guide your efforts. For your convenience, the City has gathered a quick list of tips about Opening a Business in Hartsville and offers a comprehensive Business Assistance Guide.
Business Navigator staff are always here to guide you through City processes and incentive programs and advise on local regulations.
For tailored support of your business concept, Main Street Hartsville, Startsville, and the Chamber of Commerce all offer a variety of programs and professional staff to counsel and support our business community. The City offers a host of incentive programs to entice business development. Find more information here.
City of Hartsville regulations and programs
Hartsville’s Economic Development Incentive Program – This program allows the City of Hartsville may make offers increasing Hartsville’s attractiveness to private developers interested in investing in developing new commercial construction and the rehabilitation of existing buildings located downtown and the corridors of Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets.
Local Accommodations Tax, Local Hospitality Tax – Accommodations taxes are collected by the State of South Carolina and the City of Hartsville, and a Local Hospitality Tax is also collected by the City of Hartsville. These funds are allocated for a variety of purposes, including advertising, promotion and tourism.
Sidewalk Dining Permits – These permits may be obtained for establishments in the downtown (B-1) district.
Sidewalk Vending Permits – Sidewalk vendors may apply for a permit to conduct business in the City of Hartsville.
Smoke-Free Hartsville Ordinance – This ordinance prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment.
Strategic Investment Zones (PDF) – Local ordinance allowing for incentive agreements to support development or redevelopment of infill parcels in the designated Strategic Investment Zones.