Answer Book - Licenses
Question:Does the County require a business license?
Answer:Greenville County does not require a business license. However, contact Codes Enforcement, 864.467.7060, for a permit if new construction; for a change of tenant; if the business will be going in an existing building; and to see if the property is zoned correctly for its intended use. Contact individual municipalities for information on whether a business license is required within city limits.
NOTE: While the County does not require a business license, we do require a business to file a business registration application. There is no fee associated with the registration, but proper registration is required by law. For more information go to Business Registration Program
Question:What are the requirements of obtaining a marriage license in South Carolina?
Answer:Written application must be filed and signed by both parties at the Probate Court, Marriage License Division at least 24 hours before its issuance. The filing fee is $35.00 cash or money order. All applicants are required to present age identification through either a valid drivers license, or identification card or their passport and Social Security card or may use another legal document containing their Social Security number, such as income tax record (W-2 form). Applicants under the age of 18 must present a certified copy of their birth certificate and parental consent. The parent giving consent must appear to the Probate Court to sign an affidavit giving consent for the minor to marry. Contact 864. 467.7171 for further information.
Question:How can I obtain a copy of a marriage license?
Answer:If the license was issued within the past ten (10) years, the Probate Court can provide a copy at a fee of $5.25. If the license was issued more than ten (10) years ago, a written request must be made to the Probate Court, Marriage License Division, along with a check or money order for $7.00.
Question:Where can I obtain a taxi cab license?
Answer:Greenville County does not require a taxi license.
Question:Where do you apply for licenses to operate vehicles including: automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles?
Answer:Vehicle licenses are available from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
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