The City of Aiken’s business license year is May 1-April 30, with all licenses expiring on April 30 of each year. The first penalty of 5% will be applied starting May 1.

License renewals can be made in person, mail, or online portal.

The online portal can be found at Once you create an account, you will be able to search for your business by FEIN or SSN. Currently any businesses that fall under Rate Class 8,
( SEE RATE CLASSES ) are unable to utilize the online payment portal.

If you are unable to find your business on the portal, please contact Andrew Ridout at 803-642-7642 or