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    April 17, 2017

    Business License Renewals Due May 31st

    Beaufort County Council hereby gives notice that in accordance with chapter 18 of the Beaufort County Code of Ordinances, businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of Beaufort County must renew their County business license by May 31, 2017.

    Businesses paying the renewal tax after the due date are subject to a five percent (5%) delinquency penalty of the unpaid tax for each month or portion of the month past the due date, until the tax is paid.
    Businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of the County without a valid business license are subject to additional penalties, as all businesses in these areas are required to have a County business license prior to operation.

    Further, an individual shall be deemed to be in business and required to obtain a business license if that individual owns and rents two or more residential units. This applies to both short-term and long-term rentals. Businesses operating without a valid license are subject to penalties in addition to the appropriate business license tax.

    The County has mailed renewal forms to business license holders of record. Any business not receiving a renewal form or needing to obtain an application can do so here or online at www.bcgov.net. For more information, contact the Beaufort County Business License Department at 843-255-2270.