Business Licensing & Permitting
Identifying all the licenses, permits and/or other regulatory approvals required for business activity is a crucial step in the planning process.
- Consultants with the state's Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) team are available to assist you in identifying state licensing requirements for specific business activities and provide a wealth of information about service providers, resources and programs. For personal assistance, call tollfree 800-228-8443 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- The Corporations Division of the Secretary of State's Office can provide information related to establishing your business.
- Information about environmental permits may be found on the Web in the Customer Services Section of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).
Directory of Business Licenses & Permits
The North Carolina Department of Commerce maintains a directory on our Business Link North Carolina site containing information about licenses required by N.C. state agencies and occupational licensing boards. You may search the Directory by this comprehensive Table of Contents.