Business Licenses

Renewing Business Licenses

We’re making doing business with the City of Greenville easier and more convenient! The City has launched an online portal for payment of annual business license renewals, hospitality taxes and local accommodations taxes. 

In the next few days business owners will be receiving their business license renewal application and letters regarding hospitality and accommodation payment information, and instructions on how to use the portal. 

The business license application and the hospitality and accommodation letters will contain business license, hospitality or accommodation, license number, pin number and control number. Business owners should retain the license, pin and control number information because they will need this information to use the online payment portal.  Meanwhile, visit the portal to review our guide to online payment.

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Note: the City accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Need help with business licenses, hospitality tax, local accommodations tax, insurance or false burglar alarm registration or payment? 

City revenue staff are available to answer your questions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, call 864-232-CARE (2273). Please know that staff is monitoring any calls that go to voicemail, and they will be promptly returned.

Additionally, you may send an email to

Business License Applications Now Available

Please always check our website for the latest version of the PDF Business License at Business License Applications.

Licensing Requirements

All businesses conducting business within the City of Greenville are required to have a Business License. Business licenses must be purchased each calendar year and are valid from January 1 to December 31.

New Businesses

If you are a new business, you can use our Business Calculator to view rate sheets and find out your business license fee.