April 2012: Lisa Sulka
Author: Lisa Sulka | Photographer: Photography by Anne
Bluffton Believes in Business
Business license fees are a major source of revenue for the Town of Bluffton. Over the past 10 years, we have seen a major increase in licenses, from 62 to over 2,000. We appreciate the business community and want to help them in any way possible. We have set up a one-stop shop in town hall to aid in getting new businesses the startup info they need, as well as making it easier to pay your renewals. Bluffton believes in business.
The Town of Bluffton mailed out approximately 2,100 business license renewals for 2012 in January. Please be aware that your license expired on December 31, 2011. However, due to the nature of our renewal period, there is a grace period, and your business license will be considered valid until April 16, 2012.
All business licenses are renewable annually, based on the previous year’s gross sales for business conducted in the Town of Bluffton. To date the town has received 498 renewals, 229 from in-town businesses and 269 from out-of-town businesses.
For the first time this year, we are accepting credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) in addition to the previously accepted cash and business check. Please stop by our newly renovated customer service center in town hall at 20 Bridge Street if you have questions or need assistance in renewing your license.
The Town of Bluffton requires businesses operating within the town limits, including home-based occupations, to obtain a Town of Bluffton Business License. Applications are available on the town’s website. Applications for new business licenses are made by submitting a completed application either by mail or in person at the business license office located at town hall.
If you have any questions or comments regarding business licenses, or to notify us of a change of address or closure of your business, please contact the business license department at (843)706-4501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.