Apply for a Business License

All businesses that operate within the City of Walterboro must have a city business license. A simple form is completed by each business and a fee for the issue of the business license is calculated. Business License fees are calculated by using the gross receipts during a calendar year.

Each year, Business License Applications are sent to all licensed businesses. The business owner must file gross receipts figures, take certain deductions allowed and figure the fee owed. Feel free to call or email any questions. 

Business License Details

Business licenses expire on December 31st, but a grace period is allowed for reporting gross receipts, paying applicable fees and purchasing a new license. A 5% penalty accrues as of April 16th and each successive month thereafter.

Payments can be made by cash, personal check or money order. The Finance Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the City Hall Annex at 248 Hampton Street.

Business License Application (PDF)

Financial information supplied to the city is confidential according to state law. The city cannot give this information to anyone other than the business owner or his/her authorized agent unless the records are under subpoena by a court.