Business Licenses

Businesses or Change of OwnershipEffective January 1, 2022, all new business license applications must be received prior to 4:45 p.m. for the license to be issued the same day. 
Every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession or maintaining an office(s) within the city limits of Newberry is required to pay a fee and obtain a business license. License fees are based upon the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and the gross income earned. Download the City of Newberry Business License Rate Schedule here.
Each license shall expire April 30 of the calendar year issued and is renewable without penalty from January 1 until April 30 of the following year unless stated otherwise. If the majority ownership of your business has changed, you will need to obtain a new business license, as licenses are non-transferable. For more information, see the city's business license ordinance. To obtain additional information on a City of Newberry's business license call (803) 321-1007 or send an email to

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Additional Requirements for Contractors
Contractors are required to have a license through the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Please visit their website for more information.

SC Department Of Labor & Licensing website

Small Business
For assistance with starting a new small business in Newberry, please contact the following:
Newberry Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
1814 College Street #2642
Newberry, SC 29108
(803) 321-5689

Small Businesses Development Center