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Friday, February 5, 2016

Steps for Getting a Business License
  • 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.
  • Buying/selling gold?  Call Corporal Swenson, 910.343.3668.
  • Running a Taxi, Limo, or Bus service?  Call Inspector Bluford, 910.343.3628.


Small Business Start-up Help

CFCC Small Business Center

SCORE - Confidential No-Cost Business Counseling


Helpful Contacts


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