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Contractors' Business License

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Issuing Contractors' Business Licenses

Our City ordinance requires that all contractors must purchase a City Business License, a $1,000 License Permit Bond, and be licensed by the State in their trade if applicable


State Law requires that almost all trades must be licensed through either the SC Contractors Licensing Board or the SC Residential Builders Commission

 
Using a properly licensed professional will greatly reduce the potential hazards of unsafe construction and financial disputes.  Our department will be happy to verify the City Business License status of any individual or company - just call 441-4227 or 441-4223.

BUSINESS LICENSE CLASSIFICATIONS          

Residential Builder                                                                           

A Residential Builder is one who constructs a residential building or structure for sale or who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage undertakes or offers to undertake the construction or superintending of the construction of any building or structure which is not over three floors in height and which does not have more than sixteen units in the apartment complex, or the repair, improvement or re-improvement thereof to be used by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds five thousand dollars.  The State requires testing and certification for this classification.

Residential Specialty Contractor

A Residential Specialty Contractor is an independent contractor who is not a licensed residential builder, who contracts with a licensed residential builder, general contractor, or individual property owner to do any construction work, repairs, improvement of re-improvement which requires special skills and involves the use of specialized construction trades or craft.  These contractors must obtain a Residential Specialty Card from the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission.

 Residential Specialty Contractors are limited to:

  1. vinyl and aluminum siding installers
  2. insulation installers
  3. roofers
  4. floor covering installers
  5. masons/concrete work
  6. dry wall installers
  7. carpenters
  8. stucco installers
  9. painters and wallpapering

    Contact information for the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission:

110 Centerview Drive
201 Kingstree Building
Columbia, SC  29211

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC  29211-1329

Phone 803-896-4696
Fax 803-896-4656
www.llr.state.sc.us

General Contractor

A General Contractor is an entity which performs or supervises or offers to perform or supervise general construction.  A State license is required for commercial jobs over $5,000.

Mechanical Contractor

A Mechanical Contractor performs electrical, plumbing or heating and air work.  The City of North Augusta requires a Mechanical Contractors license issued by the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board to perform any of these trades.

 Contact information for the South Carolina Contractors' Licensing Board:

110 Centerview Drive
102 Kingstree Building
Columbia, SC  29210

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC  29211-1329

Phone 803-896-4686
Fax 803-896-4364
www.llr.state.sc.us

 

 

City of North Augusta
Business License Fee Schedule

 

 Types  Fees

10 is by the year

Contractor’s business address based outside City limits

$40.00 for the first $2,000, $1.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

click here for application

09 is by the year

Contractor’s business address based inside
City limits

$20.00 for the first $2,000, $1.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

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08 is by the job

$40.00 for the first $2,000, $1.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

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