Applicable Fees

Zoning and Application Review Fee
Effective January 1, 2024 there is a $345 zoning and application review fee that is collected at the time of application submission. The fee for applications submitted prior to January 1, 2024 is $200.

Fire Inspection and Plan Review
The Fire inspection and plan review includes a $40 application fee, a $32.61 plan review fee, and a $32.61 inspection fee. These fees will be collected when the permit is received.

Business License
There is a $64 base fee for a City of Charleston business license, plus $3.90 per additional $1,000 of expected income. The business license fee will be collected when the permit is received. Review more information about business licenses.

Accommodations Tax

Short term rental operators must collect accommodations taxes.  Even if you hire a property manager, you as the property owner are ultimately responsible for collecting these taxes from the renters and submitting them to the appropriate state and local agencies.  Review more information about accommodations tax.