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City of Clemson Business License Application

On-Line Business License (For Annual Renewals, New Business Licenses, and Upgrades to Existing Business Licenses)

Business License Application (Download Only)

Fee Schedule

Standardized Business License Application

Standardized Business License Application (only contractors working at multiple locations in SC)

For a business owner, few things can be more frustrating than paperwork. And sometimes government paperwork can become an impediment to getting a job done, especially in the arena of business licensing.

Clemson is one of 29 South Carolina cities and towns taking steps to make a dent in some of this paperwork complexity by offering a standardized business license application (click here for the latest updated list). While the application is targeted to transient businesses that work in multiple cities and counties, Clemson will also accept the application from any business. The City of Clemson will continue to accept its existing license application as well.

Transient businesses often find themselves completing a different business license application in every jurisdiction where they do work. Now with this standardized form, they can complete the application once, make copies of it and submit it in multiple jurisdictions.

This is an effort by the City of Clemson to be more business friendly.  Clemson worked with the Municipal Association of SC, the SC Business Licensing Officials Association, the state Chamber of Commerce and a number of other local chambers of commerce and business organizations to create this standardized business license application. This new applications is specifically targeted to help transient businesses like contractors, landscapers and caterers that work in multiple government jurisdictions.

To download a copy of the standardized business license application, click here. Read more about this new application in the Municipal Association’s March Uptown.


Administration Department
1250 Tiger Blvd. STE 1
Clemson, SC 29631

Phone: (864) 653-2030
​Fax:  (864) 653-2032