Business Licensing

About Business Licenses

Every person or entity engaged or intending to engage business within the town limits is required to obtain a Town of Fort Mill business license based on business activity and gross receipts.   Business licenses are issued per business license year, which run from May 1st of each year through April 30th.  Please note that fees are due prior to commencing operations.


Town of Fort Mill Business licenses are valid through the end of each business license year, which runs from May 1st of each year through April 30th of the following year.  Business licenses must be renewed each license year by April 30th.  Starting May 1st of each year, a 5% late penalty will be added on for each month or portion thereof until the fees are paid in full.


To obtain a business license or to apply for a renewal, please fill out the appropriate application below and email it to our Business License Staff or drop it by Town Hall.

Application for license valid May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Application for license valid May 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025

Fee Schedule

Business licenses are calculated based upon the rates from the Town of Fort Mill’s adopted fee schedule.  Click here to view our business license fee schedule.

Ordinance - Updated Dec. 2021

Click here to view our recently updated business license ordinance - adopted December 2021.