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All businesses conducting business within the Town of Hilton Head Island, including home based businesses, are required to obtain a business license.
We will coordinate with other town departments to review and approve your business license application. This also includes home based businesses.
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Your business license application will not typically require Town department reviews.
However, we may request Community Development or other Town departments to review your application under special circumstances.
The SC General Assembly passed Act 176, SC Business License Tax Standardization Act, to streamline the business license process by creating the same process for taxing jurisdictions across the state. As of January 1, 2022, all municipalities in South Carolina that levy a local business license tax must comply with the law.
The standardization will require all property owners that rent their property to obtain a business license.
Learn more about the Business License Tax Standardization Act
We are eager to assist you in getting your business established in the Town of Hilton Head Island. If you are just getting started, have general questions or encounter obstacles, we are here to help.
Contact Revenue Services at RS@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4677