The following rate schedule for business license fees is current as of November, 2017 per Ordinance 4226.

Any business located within the City of Hartsville or performing work within the city limits is required to obtain a business license each year. Business licenses may be obtained at Hartsville City Hall, 100 E Carolina Ave, in the Navigator Department (Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). You can also apply online.

The South Carolina Business One Stop website was developed to assist businesses by reducing the amount of time and money spent on obtaining licenses and registrations required to become a legal business entity. The SCBOS is a great portal that provides businesses with resource information from/about federal, state, and local agencies and regulations. Businesses can find more information at the South Carolina Business One Stop page at scbos.sc.gov.

Inside City Limits

Rate Class
thereof
Income $0-2000
Minimum Tax
Income over $2000
Rate per Thousand or fraction
1 $40.00 $1.10
2 $46.00 $1.25
3 $52.00 $1.40
4 $58.00 $1.55
5 $64.00 $1.70
6 $70.00 $1.85
7 $76.00 $2.00
8.1 $72.50 $1.35
8.3 MASC Telecommunications
8.4B $66.00 $1.35
8.4C $264.00 $1.35
8.5 $33.00 $1.00
8.6 $39.50 $1.15
8.7 MASC Insurance
8.8A $46.20+$12.50 per machine $1.35
8.8C $46.20+$12.50 per machine $1.35
8.9B $264.00 $2.65
8.9C $132.00 $1.35
8.10A 132.00+ $5.00 per table $2.65

Outside City Limits

Rate Class Minimum on $0-2000 Per $1000 Thereafter
1 $80.00 $2.20
2 $92.00 $2.50
3 $104.00 $2.80
4 $116.00 $3.10
5 $128.00 $1.55
6 $140.00 $3.70
7 $152.00 $4.00
7 $76.00 $2.00
8 $145.00 $2.70

 

Gross Income in Milions % of rate for each additional $1,000
0-1 Million 100
2-4 90
5-7 Million 80
Over 7 Million 55

Non-Resident Rates

Unless otherwise specifically provided, all minimum taxes and rates shall be doubled for nonresidents and itinerants having no fixed principal place of business within the municipality.

Declining Rates

Declining Rates apply in all Classes for gross income in excess of $1,000,000.00 unless otherwise specifically provided for in this ordinance.

This Rate Schedule is also available as a downloadable PDF.