There are almost 950 regulatory, state-issued and occupational licenses and permits: 319 occupational licenses, 498 business licenses, and 80 business/occupational licenses. In addition, a local license may be required for your business.
If you are starting a business that might require an occupational license, contact your occupational board. Click here for a directory of all occupational licenses in North Carolina and their contact information.
Have questions or need help getting started? Connect with one of our small business advisors at (800) 228-8443 for a customized consultation, detailed state license information and contacts for the city, county and federal governments appropriate to your business needs.