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The Business License office is responsible for processing Business License applications, renewals, and appeals within the unincorporated areas of Dorchester County. These business licenses are regulated by the applicable state codes and county ordinances. 

Mailing Address & Office Location:
500 N. Main St., Box 3
Summerville, SC 29483  

Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Summerville Phone: (843) 832-0018            St. George Phone: (843) 563-0018


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Summerville Fax: (843) 832-0032                 St. George Fax: (843) 563-0037





Business License Application

Home Business Application

Fee Schedule

Business Affidavit


Businesses and Business Regulations 11-15 Sec. 8

Lawful Employment 11-15 Sec. 8

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