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Permit Application for Touring Historic Charleston

  1. City of Charleston Seal

  2. Bus Permit Application for Historic Charleston

    City of Charleston Department of Livability & Tourism 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3400 Charleston, SC 29401

  3. To submit form online, complete application and then click submit application. You will also be given the option to print the form if you wish to deliver it in person or mail the application.

  4. Please note that permits are not guaranteed until the application and fee have been received and reviewed by the office of Livability and Tourism. There is an option to have permits emailed ahead of the trip or they may be picked up at the bus shed adjacent to the Visitor Reception and Transportation Center, 375 Meeting Street. The bus shed is open 7 days a week from 8:30am-5:00pm.

  5. Applicant Hereby Requests:

  6. Charleston's Historic Districts have many narrow streets which do not accommodate large buses easily. Loading/unloading spaces are limited in this area as well. We ask for your travel information so that we can guide you to the best streets for travel and loading/unloading.

  7. Include dates, times and destinations.

  8. No charge for transportation permit.

  9. Please select your arrival and departure dates.

  10. $14.00 per bus per day

  11. Please select your arrival and departure dates.

  12. Touring in Historic Charleston

    This permit is required when touring or sightseeing on the bus. Please note that a local guide is required for this. The tour guide is responsible for picking up the tour permit and removing it from the bus at the completion of the tour.

  13. $14.00 per tour (parking permit fee is included day of tour)

  14. Tour Tax

    Tour Guides are responsible to report and remit tour taxes directly to the City of Charleston Revenue Collections Office.

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