Notice of Public Hearing for Business License Ordinance

By December 11, 2019 Headlines

A Public Hearing will be held on December 18, 2019, at 6 PM, in the Council Chambers, at City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, regarding an update to the West Columbia Business License Ordinance.

  • The update will include the adoption of the North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) published in 2019.
  • This change will provide for proper classification to determine license fees.
  • Once the update is complete, the following resources will be available on the Business Licenses page of our website:

What this means for businesses:

  • Current 2019 Business Licenses will be extended through April 30, 2020, rather than expiring on December 31, 2019.
  • The new license year will run from May 1 through April 30 annually.
  • Ability to renew business licenses online.
  • The license fee will continue to be based on gross income from January 1 through December 31.

For questions regarding business license fees and business classification, please contact the city treasurer’s office at 803-791-1880.  A copy of the proposed ordinance can be viewed HERE.