Business License

Every person engaged or intending to engage in any business, calling, occupation, profession, or activity engaged in with the object of gain, benefit, or advantage, in whole or in part within the limits of the City of York, South Carolina, is required to pay an annual license tax for the privilege of doing business and obtain a business license as herein provided. 

(Ord. No. 20-619 , § 1, 6-2-2020; Ord. No. 21-658, § 1(Att. § 1), 10-5-2021)

Click Here to visit the City of York Business License Ordinance

Click Here for Hospitality Tax Info

The Renewal Applications and Payment for business licenses are due April 30, 2023. Penalties will begin accruing May 1, 2023. Questions regarding business licenses may be directed to Ashley Putnam (803) 833-6192 or email at aputnam [at]

Food Trucks

Food Trucks doing business in the City of York are required to have a State Permit as well as a City of York Business License.  Please click on the following link to learn more about the requirements for food trucks doing business in the City of York.