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Tourism Management Division

About the Office

The Tourism Management office serves as a liaison between the tourism industry and the city's residents. Services provided by the division include licensing tour guides, issuance of tour permits, and enforcement of the Tourism Ordinance, among others.

The administrative office of the office of Tourism Management is located in Suite 3400 at 75 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina. 



Please call the Tourism Hotline 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:

  • Licensing of city tour guides
  • Determination of vehicle appropriateness (buses and carriages)
  • Issuance of transportation and tour permits for motor coaches
  • Overall enforcement of the City of Charleston's Tourism Ordinance




    Tour Guides

    General Information

Amy Southerland

75 Calhoun Street
Suite 3400
Charleston, SC  29401

Ph:  843-720-3876
Fx:  843-579-7673

Tourism Hotline
Ph: 843-709-1985