Licenses & Permits

Get a Business License

If you would like to open a business within Lake City, the first step is to complete the Code Clearance Form. Once this form is complete and all parties have approved your new business, you must complete the Business License Application (PDF).  If you need assistance with handling this process, please contact our Finance Department Business License and Revenue Clerk at (843)374-5421 ext 201 or send an email to  

Get a Solicitation Permit for a Charity

Solicitation for a charitable cause requires Lake City to obtain specific information regarding the solicitation. Based on the information provided, the mayor and city administrator will consider the application.  Please call with any question(s) or assistance with this process at (843) 374-5421 ask for the city clerk at ext 103.  

               Application for Solicitation Permit

              Business License Application