County business license workshop rescheduled for March 11

zmurdock@beaufortgazette.com

February 19, 2014 

Beaufort County Council will seek feedback on its business license rules at a public workshop next month.

The council has discussed either an overhaul of the rules or eliminating them, but it first wants input from businesses, councilman Jerry Stewart has said.

The workshop will be at 6 p.m. March 11 in council chambers in the administration building at 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

The license requires businesses operating in unincorporated parts of the county to obtain a license and pay annual fees. Those fees support the county's general fund. Businesses in Port Royal, Bluffton, Beaufort and on Hilton Head Island would still be subject to municipal license requirements, which the county does not control.

The workshop was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but was postponed because of the ice and sleet that hit the area that week.

The council hopes to decide the future of the license during its spring budget process, saying it is one of its six top priorities this year.

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