Town of Springdale

Pursuant to SC Code 5-7-30, every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession in whole or in part, within the limits of the Town of Springdale, is required to pay a license fee for the privilege of doing business and obtain a Business License as provided.

Resident Businesses

If you are a new business that wishes to locate within the corporate limits of the Town of Springdale, you must first obtain a zoning permit to ensure that the location you have selected is suitable for the business you wish to conduct.

Once a zoning permit has been granted, you must complete a business license application, and pay the appropriate fee. For assistance with the process, please contact Town Hall.

Note: Each yearly license shall be issued for the twelve-month period of May 1 to April 30. All licenses expire on April 30 of the year in which they are issued. A late fee shall be assessed for renewals not completed by April 30.

Non-Resident Businesses

Individuals or companies that are located outside the corporate limits of the Town of Springdale should complete a business license application and return it to town hall accompanied by the license fee.

There is also a per job option for contractors doing work in the town.

If your work is of the nature where a Building Permit and inspections will be required, you must provide a copy of your valid Contractor’s License before any work will be permitted.

Rate Classification Guide

Business classification rating is based on the NAICS Codes. Your business is placed in one of eight class ratings based on this code. If you are unsure of what your business should be classified as, please contact Town Hall.

Building Permits

A building permit is required anytime you construct, enlarge, renovate, move, or change a structure. This includes the erection, installation, enlargement, renovation, conversion, or replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system. This requirement does not include repairs. Some permits require the approval of plans or a plat. If so, please submit two copies with your application. Upon approval, one set of plans will be returned with your permit. Please contact Town Hall if you have any questions about these requirements and the permit fees.

Please note that the above processes do not cover possible permitting that businesses may need from other government bodies, such as the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control or Department of Social Services. Please contact those agencies directly for information about their permit process. To determine if you require a business license or to ask a question related to licensing or permitting please call Town Hall at 803-794-0408.

The Town of Springdale has adopted the following South Carolina Codes:

  • 2018 SC Building Code
  • 2018 SC Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings
  • 2018 SC Mechanical Code
  • 2018 SC Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 SC Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code
  • 2017 ICC ANSI 117.1 (Accessibility)

Hospitality Tax

On March 5th, 2019, the Springdale Town Council passed Ordinance 0-19-03, an Ordinance providing for a Local Hospitality Tax on the Sales of Prepared Meals and Beverages in Establishments in the Town of Springdale. Establishments in the Town that sell prepared meals and beverages were required to begin collecting the 2% Local Hospitality Tax starting on May 1, 2019. THE FIRST REMITTANCE WILL BE DUE BY JUNE 20TH, 2019 WHICH WILL COVER THE PERIOD OF MAY 1, 2019 – MAY 31, 2019. The town will use these funds for tourism-related activities and improvements. The Town of Springdale appreciates all of our local businesses and what they contribute to the quality of life in our town. If you have any questions regarding the Local Hospitality Tax, please contact Municipal Clerk, Leeann Eden at 803-794-0408.


Business Licensing Documents

Building Permit

Business License

Home Occupation Permit Application

Hospitality Tax Packet

Zoning Permit

Contact Info

Springdale Town Hall


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