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Doing Business in the City

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As a new business owner, welcome to the City of Inman! Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Zoning and Sign Guidelines

We recommend reviewing the zoning ordinance to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for parking, signs, and so on. A sign permit is required if you want to advertise your business with a sign. Please schedule a consultation with the Zoning Administrator to complete the necessary permit.

Building Inspections

The City contracts with the Spartanburg County Building Codes department for all building inspections. You can find out more by clicking here.

Business Licenses

Please schedule a consultation with the Zoning Administrator to make sure the type of business you're interested in starting meets zoning district guidelines. The Zoning Administrator will issue you a Certificate of Zoning Compliance for your business, which we in turn send to the Spartanburg County Building Codes Department. Our Certificate of Zoning Compliance is necessary for the Spartanburg County Building Codes Department to issue you a Certificate of Occupancy.

After you obtain the Certificate of Occupancy, then you will need to obtain a business license from the City. Please bring your Certificate of Occupancy to City Hall, and we will walk you through the process of obtaining a business license, which takes no longer than 15 minutes.

New Construction or Remodeling

New construction and remodeling require a permit from the City, as well as an inspection from the Spartanburg County Building Codes Department. Please schedule a consultation with the Zoning Administrator to get started.

Local Hospitality Tax

The City of Inman has enacted a 2% Hospitality Tax on prepared food and beverages. A prepared meal is any food or beverage, including alcoholic beverages, beer and wine, prepared or modified by an establishment, which at the time of sale is ready for consumption. Business owners collect and remit the tax directly to the City. The Hospitality Tax provides a source of revenue for funding tourist-related projects.

Restaurants, bars, private clubs, hotels and motels, caterers, grocery stores, convenience stores and other food establishments are responsible for collecting this tax from patrons and are required to remit such collections to the local government.

Please remit hospitality taxes to the City on a monthly basis when the estimated amount of average tax is more than $50 dollars a month, on a quarterly basis when the estimated amount is $25 to $50 dollars a month and annually when the estimated amount of average tax is less than $25 dollars a month.
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