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

City of Aiken Business Licensing Applications, Permits, and Forms

Any application, permit, or form that cannot be submitted online MUST be downloaded, completed in its entirety and delivered in person to the Business Licensing office.

Accommodations Tax Application

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The City of Aiken Accommodations Tax Application is an application for those businesses or individuals engaged in short term rentals. The Accommodations tax is a 3% sales tax on short term rentals, collected by the business and remitted to the City of Aiken.

Accommodations Tax Monthly Replacement Form

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The City of Aiken Accommodations Tax Monthly Replacement Form is a replacement form for remitting the collected accommodations tax. This form can be used in lieu of the monthly form that is mailed out.

Business License Application

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The City of Aiken Business License Application is used to purchase a new business license. This application is only to be completed if you are obtaining a new business license. Please use the business license renewal form for all renewals.

Business License Renewal Form

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The City of Aiken Business License Renewal Form is a generic form used to replace the renewal form that gets mailed out each year. This form is only to be used for renewing business licenses for those that hold annual licenses. Please contact us if you have questions about the information needed to complete the form.

Business License Final Fee Application

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The City of Aiken Business License Final Fee Application is for closing an existing annual business license. Please contact us before submitting a final fee application with payment.

Encroachment Permit Application

The City of Aiken Encroachment Permit Application is for those businesses located within the downtown district that wish to have tables outside of their building. These need to be completed each year with all documentation submitted.

Hospitality Tax Application

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The City of Aiken Hospitality Tax Application is only for those businesses engaged in selling prepared food and beverage within the City of Aiken. The Hospitality Tax is a 1% sales tax on all prepared food and beverage that the business collects and remits back to the City of Aiken.

Hospitality Tax Monthly Renewal Form

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The City of Aiken Hospitality Tax Monthly Renewal Form is a replacement form for remitting the collected hospitality tax. This form can be used in lieu of the monthly form that is mailed out.

Garage-Yard Sale Permit

Please use this form when submitting via mail for a City of Aiken Garage-Yard Sale Permit. The Garage-Yard Sale Permits can also be obtained in person at 111 Chesterfield St S. or at the Aiken Standard.

Group Event License

The City of Aiken Group Event License application is only for those hosting events within the City of Aiken that wish to purchase one so the vendors do not have to also obtain one. This license is only valid for the event listed on the application. Any event that has vendors that sell prepared food and beverage will need to give each vendor a Temporary Hospitality Tax Application.

Hospitality Tax One Time Job Form

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The City of Aiken Hospitality Tax One Time Job Form is used to remit the Hospitality Tax for an event in which those vendors or businesses that are engaging in business within the City of Aiken under a Group Event License. While these businesses do not need to obtain their own City of Aiken business license, as the event host has done so already, they will still be required to collect the Hospitality Tax on any sold prepared food and beverage.