Business License Payment

As a convenience, business license renewals, hospitality taxes and accommodations taxes can now be filed and paid online. Customers also have the option to remit payment by mail or in person.

You can use: American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, or eCheck for payment.

Convenience fee

Please note there is convenience fee involved if you choose to pay online. This fee is set and retained by the payment processing vendor enabling the transaction. The City of Beaufort receives no portion of the convenience fee.

Maintenance activity

Online payment information may not be available at certain times due to system maintenance. If your transaction has a due date associated with it, it is your responsibility to ensure that your payment is made by the due date. Delays caused by unavailability of any online service does not warrant the reversal of late fees.

To make your payment you will be directed to our payment processing vendor website. The City of Beaufort takes no responsibility for and exercises no control over:

Accuracy, non-city sites, trademark compliance, copyright, privacy policies, legality of material contained on those sites, or the views that may be represented.


Representation of authority to view taxpayer information and waivers of confidentiality

By accessing this online service, the user represents that he/she is the taxpayer or is properly authorized by the taxpayer to view the past and present confidential business income and business license tax information of the taxpayer. The user, as the taxpayer or as the authorized agent for the taxpayer, also agrees to fully waive any and all confidentiality rights or protections provided to the taxpayer, including those under SC. Code § 6-1-120 and Beaufort County City Code § 7-1018, in connection with the viewing or use of all information, further agrees to hold harmless the City of Beaufort and its agents for allowing access to all information.

I understand this notice and represent that I am authorized to view such information and to waive (and do hereby waive) any and all confidentiality rights or protections offered to the taxpayer under the law and as described.

Four credit card and electronic check

If you agree to these terms please click accept to continue with payment process.

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Convenience Fees

Official Payments, the credit card processing vendor, will charge a convenience fee for all payments when a debit or credit card or eCheck is used online. All online users will pay Official Payments a service fee of 2.89% of the payment amount with a minimum service fee of $2.05 per payment transaction when debit or credit cards are used. The service fee for each eCheck is $2.05.


The information contained on this site is provided by the City of Beaufort Finance Department to assist in research of tax information an to accommodate online payments. The City of Beaufort makes every effort to publish the most accurate information possible, but accuracy is not guaranteed. The information contained herein does not replace information that may be obtained by consulting with the Finance Department. In no event shall City of Beaufort, South Carolina or the consultants of the City of Beaufort, South Carolina be liable for any damages, direct or consequential, from the use of the information contained on this site.