City of Aiken Business Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
Are temporary licenses issued instead of renewable ones?
Are there any other requirements to get a license?
Can other people operate under my license?
How do I apply for a Business License?
How much does a license cost?
May I operate two types of businesses under one license?
What if I refuse to purchase a license?
When do I need a Business License?
Why do I need a Business License?
Will a license always be the base fee?
No. Licenses are renewed every April and are based on the gross receipts for the previous year. Your rate category determines the fee due. For example, a retail store in the city limits would use a rate of $25 for the first $2000 gross and $0.80 per $1000 thereafter. Businesses that close before the renewal period are still responsible for closing out their license account and paying a final fee based on any unreported gross revenue.