All vendors who sell from carts, booths, trailers, tables, tents or other locations outside of a permanent structure are considered to be Outdoor Retailers. Outdoor retailers are required to obtain a Folly Beach Business License as well as a South Carolina Retail License. Questions about Outdoor Retailers should be directed to the Zoning Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-276-5568.
All outdoor retailers must have a Folly Beach Business License.
1) Where are vendors regulated in Folly Code?
Outdoor retailer regulations are found in Section 164.03-03(G) of the Folly Beach Code of Ordinances.
2) Where are vendors allowed to operate?
Vendors can operate in lots in the DC and IC district with certain restrictions. In the DC District the lot must front Center Street or the first block of East Ashley. In the IC district, the lot must operate as a commercial parking lot.
3) When can vendors operate?
Non food vendors can operate from 7am-10pm. Food vendors are not restricted.
4) How many vendors can be on a lot?
We regulate the number of vendors operating at any given time, not the total number of vendors. In the IC district, one (1) vendor at a time may operate on each lot used as a commercial parking lot. In the DC district, each lot that fronts Center Street is allowed between one (1) and four (4) vendors at a time depending on the size of the lot.
5) Do vendors need a lease?
Vendors are not required to have a long term lease to obtain a license. They simply need to show permission from the owner or site manager.
6) Does XYZ vendor have a license?
All vendors are required to obtain and display a Folly Beach Business license. If the vendor cannot produce a license, they can be cited under Section 110.10 Display and Transfer.
7) Can vendors operate on streets, sidewalks, or other public property?
All vending must take place completely on private property.