Farmer's Market Vendor Business License

Are you a farmer, artisan or food vendor at a local farmer's market?

  • All vendors participating at farmer's markets on Hilton Head Island are required to obtain a business license before working at the market.
  • If you are interested in being a vendor at the local farmer's market, you must apply with the market sponsor and obtain a Town business license.

If you are in this category, use the following as your business license checklist.

Farmer's Market Vendor Business License Checklist

Business Entity

SC does not require you to register your DBA name.

  • Copy of Articles of Organization, Articles of Incorporation or Partnership Agreement are required.
    • Not required for Sole Proprietorship.
  • Current list of members, officers or managing partners are required.
    • Not required for Sole Proprietorship.
  • Registration with SC Secretary of State.
    • Out of state business entities will need to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from SC Secretary of State as a Foreign Entity to operate in SC.
    • Not required for Sole Proprietorship.
    • SC Secretary of State
      www.scsos.com or
      803-734-2158

SC does not require you to register your DBA name

SC Retail License is required for sales at the market

SC Department of Revenue
www.dor.sc.gov
803-898-5788

Complete the Town of Hilton Head Island Business License Application

Business License Application

  • Application must be signed by owner, officer or principal managing partner.
  • Application made in person must be presented by an owner, officer or principal managing partner.
    • Otherwise, written authorization for an agent to act on owner's behalf is required.
    • Valid picture ID required.
  • Mail your completed business license application with $10 non-refundable application fee to:
    • Town of Hilton Head Island
      Attention: Revenue Services
      1 Town Center Court
      Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

      You may fax your complete business license application to 843-341-4637.
      We will collect your $10 non-refundable application fee after we process your application.

A business selling prepared food or beverage is required to collect and remit local 2 percent hospitality tax

Questions?

Contact Revenue Services at RS@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4677.