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Business - Beer & Wine Licenses

 AS OF JULY 1ST, 2015, THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE WILL ISSUE ONLY BEER & WINE, TAXI, AND PEDDLER PERMITS. PER STATE LAW, ALL OTHER PRIVILEGE LICENSE TAXES HAVE BEEN REPEALED.

Beer & Wine License Quick FAQs

  • Businesses must comply with the City Municipal Code.        
  • A separate license is required for each individual business.
  • If you have a state license, you also need to obtain a City License in Jacksonville        
  • License Specialists are available for assistance Mon - Fri, 9AM-5PM, 910 938-5248
  • The Beer & Wine License Form (see Application Forms below) is available online and at City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street 

Do I Need a License?
Yes - If you intend to sell beer and wine in the City of Jacksonville, you need to obtain a License. Beer & Wine License forms are available online at www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us/doing-business or at City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville.

What is the cost & when do I need to renew?
Costs vary depending on the type of beer and wine license required. The current fee schedule is available online at www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us/doing-business. Questions? Call 910 938-5248 

A Beer & Wine License in the City of Jacksonville valid for one year. Renewal notices are mailed approximately 30 days prior to expiration. Beer and wine licenses are issued May 1 - April 30 annually. Please note that if you change location or close business you must immediately notify the City at 910 938-5244. Failure to do so within 30 days may result in the loss of your license. 

Important information needed to complete the Beer & Wine License Form

  • Contact Information - Name, Phone Address, Business Owner Name, other
  • Name of Business (Register your business name with Onslow County Register of Deeds. Corporations must register with the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division. (Contact info on back) 
  • Federal Employer ID# Owner SSN may also be required. Businesses with employees are required to have a Federal Employer Identification number (SS-4 form) along with a North Carolina withholding tax number from the NC Business License Information Office. (Contact info on back)
  • Planning & Zoning Approval Date
  • Tax ID # - Are you selling goods? You will need a Sales & Use Tax # (AS/RP1 form)
  • Business type & location- Street address of business and type of business details
  • Additional Information may be required

Penalties - It shall be unlawful for any person or his agent or servant to engage in or carry on a business in the City for which there is required a license, without first having paid the license tax and obtained the license. Opening of a place of business, or offering to sell, followed by a single sale or the doing of any act or thing in furtherance of the business shall be construed to be engaging in or carrying on such business; and each day that such person shall be construed to be a separate offense. A 5% late penalty is assessed after 30 days and increases an additional 5% for each additional month.


Application Forms & Additional Information: 

  Additional Resources

Federal 

IRS - Business Tax Kit - (800) 829-1040, www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov

Tax ID- www.irs.gov/businesses/small

OSHA - (919) 733-2486 www.osha.gov

Franchise Association - (202) 628-8000, www.franchise.org

US Small Business Admin - (704) 344-6563, www.sbaonline.sba.gov

Onslow County

Agricultural Extension Office - 910 455-5873, 

Chamber of Commerce - 910 347-3141, www.jacksonvilleonline.org

Health Department-Food & Lodging Insp. - 
910 938-5851

Register of Deeds-Filing Name - 910 347-3451, www.onslowcountync.gov/register

Small Business Center - CCCC 
910 938-6322, www.coastalcarolina.edu/sbc/

Tax Office, 39 Tallman St. - 910 989-2202, www.onslowcountync.gov

North Carolina

Alcohol Beverage Control - 919 779-0700, http://abc.nc.gov

Business
License Information Office - 800 228-8443, www.secretary.state.nc.us

Department
of Labor - 910 733-7166, http://www.nclabor.com

Department
of Revenue - 910 455-9448, www.dor.state.nc.us

Employment Security Commission - 910 347-2121, www.ncesc.com

Small
Business & Technology Development Ctr - 800 2580-UNC, www.sbtdc.org

Business
Servicenter - 800 228-8443, www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices

Secretary of State Office, Incorporation - 800 228-8443, 919 807-2166, www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations 


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