Business Licenses

The City of Hardeeville is now accepting business license renewal applications for 2023. Renewal notices will be emailed or mailed the week of February 6, 2023. Current licenses expire on April 30, 2023. You may use our new online business license renewal payment portal called “Local Business License Renewal Center." The web address for this portal is You must provide your Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) to use this service. The account number is your business license number. Also, you can still renew by email, mail, or in person. 


Any business, including a home-based business, that is located in or performs work in the City of Hardeeville is required by the Business License Ordinance to purchase a business license each year. Annual licenses are valid from May 1st through April 30th each year. Temporary one-time licenses are issued when appropriate and are valid only for the event or job for which they are issued. Payments for new licenses may be made online. To pay online, go to the Hardeeville Payment Portal and select the payment you wish to make. There is a 3% convenience fee. All forms and applications must be submitted to the City of Hardeeville along with payments. Failure to submit proper paperwork along with payments will cause a delay in processing your application.

Business License and City Ordinance links