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STARTING OR RELOCATING A BUSINESS

The people listed below are ready to provide information about starting, expanding or relocating a business within the City of Myrtle Beach. Our staff will walk you through the process and see that your project proceeds quickly and efficiently.  The answers to some questions will vary depending on zoning, size, use and other factors, so please check with the city before taking action, whether you’re building a new structure or moving into an existing one. You’ll save time, energy and money by calling as soon as possible. 

See our Business FAQ page for business license fees, hospitality fee and local accommodations tax fees and the Business License Requirements webpage for additional information.

Will I need a building permit?

How do I get a business license, and what does one cost?

Why are zoning and land use so important in the city?

What can you tell me about parking requirements, height restrictions and other regulations?

Who does building inspections, and why do I need them?

What do I need to know about signs and exterior lighting?

Can I show or sell merchandise outside?

What are my requirements for tree protection and landscaping?

Who do I ask about stormwater management and public utilities?

What if I'm going to serve food?

What is floodplain management?

Are there ADA requirements?

What must I know about solid waste management?

Are utility hook-ups inspected?

Who does fire inspections?

Who do I notify if a street light is out?

Where and when are the parking meters active?