Tourism Management Division

About the Office

The Tourism Division serves as a liaison between the tourism industry and the city's residents while enforcing the tourism ordinance.   

Tourism Hotline

Please call the Tourism Hotline at  843-709-1985 if you have questions about tourism activities or wish to report any tourism violations. This number is answered by on duty Tourism Enforcement Officers daily.


Responsibilities of this division include, but not limited to:

  • Overall enforcement of the City of Charleston's Tourism Ordinance
  • Administration of the Tourism Commission
  • Tour Guide Certification
  • Certification of tour vehicles including buses and carriages
  • Issuance of bus permits for use in the Historic Districts