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What We Do

Visit our office for:

Visit our office or pay by mail for:

  • Civil Penalties
  • Parking Tickets
  • SafeLight Tickets
  • Fire Inspection Fees
  • Police Services Fees
  • Loan Payments
  • Property Liens 

Paying by mail?  Include the invoice or account number on all checks.  Mail payments to:

City of Wilmington
ATTN: Collections Office
P.O. Box 1810
Wilmington, NC 28402

Helpful Contacts

Beer, Wine, and Taxicabs

  • Effective July 1, 2015, the NC General Assembly eliminated the authority of municipalities to levy a privilege license tax with the exception of beer, wine, and taxicabs.
  • Businesses within the City of Wilmington are required to register your business  with the NC Secretary of State or file your "DBA" at NHC Register of Deeds.
  • Contact Zoning at 910.254.0900 to confirm your location is zoned for the business and the use is permitted.
  • Selling beer and/or wine?  Call Officer Wooddell, 910.443.0473.

Running a Taxi or Limo service? Need Fingerprinting?

Fingerprinting

  • Must have a valid I.D.
  • Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 11.a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • $15.00 for 2 cards/ $5.00 each additional card (FD-258 cards)  
  • Fee must be paid at the City of Wilmington Collections Department located on the 1st  Floor at 305 Chestnut St prior to fingerprinting.  (ink only)  

In order to obtain a Taxi Permit / Limousine Permit / all vehicles for hire you must:

  • Pay the cost of the permit: $15.00
  • Fee must be paid at the City of Wilmington Collections Department located on the 1st  Floor at 305 Chestnut St
  • Pay cost of Federal Background check:  $18.00  (Paid directly to the FBI)
  • Have a valid I.D.
  • Have a letter of introduction from a taxi company
  • Have a completed application
  • Have a picture (will be taken by the permit administer)
  • Have drug screen results (drug screening costs: $25.00 to $35.00) 
  • For reference purposes: City Ordinance for vehicle for hire: Part II, Chapter 4, Article V

Operating a Business

If you are doing business within the City limits, you may be required to obtain a business license.

  • Call 910.342.2742 to find out if you need a business license.
  • Know you need one? 

Small Business Start-up Help

CFCC Small Business Center

SCORE - Confidential No-Cost Business Counseling

Additional Information

Buying/selling gold?  Call Corporal Swenson, 910.343.3668.

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