Business Licensing
111 Chesterfield St. S • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-642-7642

City of Aiken Business Licensing

Business Licensing is responsible for the issuance and annual renewal of City of Aiken Business Licenses to all persons transacting and carrying on business within the City. A business license must be obtained prior to commencing business in the City.

The City of Aiken gladly welcomes everyone who is interested in conducting business in the City. In this section you will find a series of links and succeeding pages that will provide you a step-by-step procedure that you may follow when applying for or renewing a business license in person at City Hall, or by downloading a  business license application form.  Additionally, information is provided on the different classification of businesses, the applicable business license fees, and other helpful information for current and future business owners within the City.

We hope you that you will be successful in your business endeavor and wish to thank you for choosing to conduct your business in the City of Aiken. The City’s Business Licensing staff is also available to provide you with assistance or answer any questions you may have about obtaining or renewing a business license. The City’s Business Licensing staff can be reached online or at 803-642-7642, Monday through Friday, 8:10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.

Online Renewals:

Online renewals are now being accepted. Please visit to renew your license online. Please note that if you have trouble finding your license to renew, please contact

We look forward to having you join our City of Aiken business community!