North Carolina Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide.

Did you know the rules to create and run a compliant LLC, corporation, nonprofit, or other entity are different in every state? We are specialists in business filings and licensing, including in North Carolina.

North Carolina State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within North Carolina that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Architecture
  • Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Commerce - Division of Employment Security
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
  • Department of Revenue
  • Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Secretary of State - Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division
  • Secretary of State - Corporations Division
  • State Board of CPA Examiners

North Carolina Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within North Carolina that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Alamance County
  • Alexander County
  • Alleghany County
  • Anson County
  • Ashe County
  • Avery County
  • Beaufort County
  • Bertie County
  • Bladen County
  • Brunswick County
  • Buncombe County
  • Burke County
  • Cabarrus County
  • Caldwell County
  • Camden County
  • Carteret County
  • Caswell County
  • Catawba County
  • Chatham County
  • Cherokee County
  • Chowan County
  • Clay County
  • Cleveland County
  • Columbus County
  • Craven County
  • Cumberland County
  • Currituck County
  • Dare County
  • Davidson County
  • Davie County
  • Duplin County
  • Durham County
  • Edgecombe County
  • Forsyth County
  • Franklin County
  • Gaston County
  • Gates County
  • Graham County
  • Granville County
  • Greene County
  • Guilford County
  • Halifax County
  • Harnett County
  • Haywood County
  • Henderson County
  • Hertford County
  • Hoke County
  • Hyde County
  • Iredell County
  • Jackson County
  • Johnston County
  • Jones County
  • Lee County
  • Lenoir County
  • Lincoln County
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • Martin County
  • McDowell County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Mitchell County
  • Montgomery County
  • Moore County
  • Nash County
  • New Hanover County
  • Northampton County
  • Onslow County
  • Orange County
  • Pamlico County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Pender County
  • Perquimans County
  • Person County
  • Pitt County
  • Polk County
  • Randolph County
  • Richmond County
  • Robeson County
  • Rockingham County
  • Rowan County
  • Rutherford County
  • Sampson County
  • Scotland County
  • Stanly County
  • Stokes County
  • Surry County
  • Swain County
  • Transylvania County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Union County
  • Vance County
  • Wake County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Watauga County
  • Wayne County
  • Wilkes County
  • Wilson County
  • Yadkin County
  • Yancey County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aberdeen
  • Advance
  • Ahoskie
  • Albemarle
  • Alliance
  • Andrews
  • Angier
  • Apex
  • Archdale
  • Arden
  • Asheboro
  • Asheville
  • Atlantic
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Aulander
  • Aurora
  • Avon
  • Aydlett
  • Bailey
  • Bakersville
  • Banner Elk
  • Barco
  • Barnardsville
  • Bath
  • Battleboro
  • Bayboro
  • Beaufort
  • Belews Creek
  • Belhaven
  • Belmont
  • Benson
  • Bessemer City
  • Beulaville
  • Black Creek
  • Black Mountain
  • Bladenboro
  • Blanch
  • Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Boiling Springs
  • Bolivia
  • Boone
  • Brasstown
  • Brevard
  • Bridgeton
  • Browns Summit
  • Brunswick
  • Bryson City
  • Buies Creek
  • Bunn
  • Burgaw
  • Burlington
  • Burnsville
  • Butner
  • Buxton
  • Calabash
  • Camden
  • Cameron
  • Camp Lejeune
  • Candler
  • Canton
  • Carolina Beach
  • Carolina Shores
  • Carrboro
  • Carthage
  • Cary
  • Cashiers
  • Castle Hayne
  • Catawba
  • Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Island
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Cherokee
  • Cherryville
  • China Grove
  • Chocowinity
  • Claremont
  • Clayton
  • Clemmons
  • Cleveland
  • Climax
  • Clinton
  • Clyde
  • Coats
  • Colfax
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Concord
  • Conetoe
  • Conover
  • Cornelius
  • Corolla
  • Cove City
  • Cramerton
  • Creedmoor
  • Creston
  • Creswell
  • Crossnore
  • Cullowhee
  • Currituck
  • Dallas
  • Danbury
  • Davidson
  • Denton
  • Denver
  • Dobson
  • Dublin
  • Duck
  • Dudley
  • Dunn
  • Durham
  • Eagle Springs
  • East Spencer
  • Eden
  • Edenton
  • Efland
  • Elizabeth City
  • Elizabethtown
  • Elkin
  • Ellerbe
  • Elm City
  • Elon
  • Emerald Isle
  • Enfield
  • Engelhard
  • Enka
  • Ennice
  • Erwin
  • Everetts
  • Fairfield
  • Fairmont
  • Fairview
  • Farmville
  • Fayetteville
  • Fearrington
  • Flat Rock
  • Fletcher
  • Forest City
  • Fort Bragg
  • Franklin
  • Franklinton
  • Fuquay Varina
  • Garner
  • Gastonia
  • Gates
  • Gatesville
  • Gibsonville
  • Godwin
  • Goldsboro
  • Goldston
  • Graham
  • Grandy
  • Granite Falls
  • Grantsboro
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville
  • Grover
  • Halifax
  • Hamlet
  • Hampstead
  • Hamptonville
  • Harbinger
  • Harkers Island
  • Harrells
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatteras
  • Havelock
  • Haw River
  • Hayesville
  • Hazelwood
  • Henderson
  • Hendersonville
  • Hertford
  • Hickory
  • High Point
  • Highlands
  • Hildebran
  • Hillsborough
  • Hoffman
  • Holden Beach
  • Holly Ridge
  • Holly Springs
  • Holly Springs
  • Hope Mills
  • Horse Shoe
  • Hudson
  • Huntersville
  • Indian Trail
  • Jackson
  • Jackson Springs
  • Jacksonville
  • Jamestown
  • Jefferson
  • Kannapolis
  • Kenansville
  • Kernersville
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • King
  • Kings Mountain
  • Kinston
  • Kittrell
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Knightdale
  • Knotts Island
  • Kure Beach
  • La Grange
  • Lake Junaluska
  • Lake Lure
  • Lansing
  • Lattimore
  • Laurinburg
  • Lawndale
  • Leland
  • Lenoir
  • Lewisville
  • Lexington
  • Liberty
  • Lillington
  • Lincolnton
  • Littleton
  • Locust
  • Louisburg
  • Lowell
  • Lucama
  • Lumberton
  • Madison
  • Maggie Valley
  • Maiden
  • Manns Harbor
  • Manson
  • Manteo
  • Maple
  • Marble
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Marion
  • Mars Hill
  • Marshall
  • Marshville
  • Marvin
  • Matthews
  • Maury
  • Maxton
  • Mayodan
  • MCAS New River
  • McCain
  • McLeansville
  • Mebane
  • Middlesex
  • Midland
  • Mill Spring
  • Mills River
  • Mint Hill
  • Misenheimer
  • Mocksville
  • Monroe
  • Mooresville
  • Morehead City
  • Morganton
  • Morrisville
  • Mount Airy
  • Mount Gilead
  • Mount Holly
  • Mount Olive
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Ulla
  • Mountain Home
  • Moyock
  • Murfreesboro
  • Murphy
  • Nags Head
  • Naples
  • Nashville
  • Nebo
  • New Bern
  • New London
  • Newell
  • Newland
  • Newport
  • Newton
  • Newton Grove
  • North Topsail Beach
  • North Wilkesboro
  • Oak Island
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oakboro
  • Ocean Isle Beach
  • Ocracoke
  • Old Fort
  • Olin
  • Oriental
  • Otto
  • Oxford
  • Pantego
  • Pembroke
  • Pfafftown
  • Pilot Mountain
  • Pine Hall
  • Pinehurst
  • Pinetops
  • Pinetown
  • Pineville
  • Pisgah Forest
  • Pittsboro
  • Pleasant Garden
  • Plymouth
  • Point Harbor
  • Polkton
  • Pollocksville
  • Pope Field
  • Poplar Branch
  • Purlear
  • Raeford
  • Raleigh
  • Ramseur
  • Randleman
  • Red Springs
  • Reidsville
  • Rex
  • Richlands
  • Roanoke Rapids
  • Robbins
  • Robbinsville
  • Robersonville
  • Rockfish
  • Rockingham
  • Rockwell
  • Rocky Mount
  • Rocky Point
  • Roduco
  • Rose Hill
  • Roseboro
  • Rosman
  • Roxboro
  • Ruffin
  • Rural Hall
  • Rutherford College
  • Rutherfordton
  • Salisbury
  • Saluda
  • Sanford
  • Saxapahaw
  • Scotland Neck
  • Selma
  • Seven Lakes
  • Shallotte
  • Shelby
  • Siler City
  • Skyland
  • Smithfield
  • Sneads Ferry
  • Snow Hill
  • Southern Pines
  • Southport
  • Sparta
  • Spindale
  • Spring Hope
  • Spring Lake
  • Spruce Pine
  • Staley
  • Stallings
  • Stanley
  • Star
  • Statesville
  • Stoneville
  • Stony Point
  • Summerfield
  • Sunbury
  • Sunset Beach
  • Supply
  • Surf City
  • Swan Quarter
  • Swannanoa
  • Swansboro
  • Swepsonville
  • Sylva
  • Tabor City
  • Tarboro
  • Thomasville
  • Tillery
  • Timberlake
  • Tobaccoville
  • Township of Taylorsville
  • Trenton
  • Trinity
  • Troutman
  • Troy
  • Tryon
  • Tyner
  • Valdese
  • Vale
  • Vanceboro
  • Varnamtown
  • Wadesboro
  • Wagram
  • Wake Forest
  • Wallace
  • Wallburg
  • Walnut Cove
  • Wanchese
  • Warrensville
  • Warrenton
  • Washington
  • Waxhaw
  • Waynesville
  • Weaverville
  • Webster
  • Weddington
  • Welcome
  • Weldon
  • Wendell
  • Wentworth
  • Wesley Chapel
  • West End
  • West Jefferson
  • Westport
  • Whiteville
  • Whitsett
  • Whittier
  • Wilkesboro
  • Willard
  • Williamston
  • Willow Spring
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Windsor
  • Wingate
  • Winston-Salem
  • Winterville
  • Winton
  • Woodfin
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Yadkinville
  • Yanceyville
  • Youngsville
  • Zebulon
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