Starting a Business in NC

NC Business License Information Office

Phone: (919) 807-4280 OR 1-800-228-8443
A Division of the NC Department of Commerce

 

Register of Deeds

To register a business name, first perform a name search to avoid duplication of business names.  Cost $26. Located at One Bank of America Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27601

http://rod.wakegov.com

 

Secretary of State, Corporate Division

Contact this office to avoid duplication of corporation or LLC name.  Located a 2 South Salisbury Street.  Phone (919) 807-2225.

www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/

 

NC Revenue Department

To obtain sales tax information.  Located at 4701 Atlantic Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: (919) 707-0800

www.dornc.com

 

ABC Commission

To obtain information on liquor sales.  Located at Garner Road on the corner of Garner Road and Tryon Road – 3322 Garner Rd.

Phone: (919) 779-0700

 

Inspections/Permits Departments

Wake County Office Building
336 Fayetteville Street Mall, 1st Floor, Suite 101

Phone (919) 779-0700

 

Other area towns may require a privilege license if you are doing business there.  Those phone number are listed below

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Apex

Chapel-Hill

Fuquay-Varina

Morrisville

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(919) 362-8676

(919) 968-2759

(919) 552-1405

(919) 463-6171

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Cary

Durham

Holly Springs

Raleigh

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(919) 460-4952

(919) 560-4700

(919) 552-6221

(919) 996-3200

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