Learn about how to renew your business license online

07 Feb Learn about how to renew your business license online

Feb. 6, 2017

Contact: Kathy Todd, Beaufort Finance Director, 843-525-7009

Beaufort online business license renewal workshops start Tuesday

To help Beaufort-area businesses with the optional online business license renewal system, Beaufort leaders have scheduled drop-in workshops. Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet, but it is not required to establish your account and accessibility.

The drop-in workshops are scheduled for:

· Tuesday, Feb. 7 — 8:30 to 10 a.m.

· Thursday, Feb. 9 — 4 to 5:30 p.m.

· Feb. 14 — 8:30 to 10 a.m.

· Feb. 16 — 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Business owners are encouraged to visit City Hall any time during those sessions for individual assistance in establishing their online account. An account must be created first before the business license can be renewed. There are instructions on the city website how to create the account, but Todd said her staff is ready to provide individual assistance as additional support.

The service is free and is available through the city’s website, www.cityofbeaufort.org. and click on Online Payments in the upper right corner. The traditional method of renewing business licenses by paper, either through the mail or in person, remains available.

“Customer service is so important, and our goal is to making renewing business licenses easier,” said Kathy Todd, finance director for the City of Beaufort. “We are moving to put even more services online, but we’ll continue to offer in-person support as well.”
“Last fall the city unveiled the online payment option for hospitality/accommodations tax payments. Putting business license renewals online as well as the monthly hospitality and accommodations filings will make it more convenient for businesses to process their renewals and submit their monthly filings,” Todd said.