Licensing & Permitting



To better understand the permitting required for beginning a business, we suggest you take a look at the Permitting information listed under the Planning Department.  Click here for that information.

Iredell County also has information on what is required for starting a business.  To get information from the Iredell Planning & Development Department, click here.

Interested in starting a business downtown?  The Downtown Statesville Development Corporation can assist you in various ways.  For more information, click here.

Mitchell Community College provides a small business center.  To find out how MCC can help you, click here.


The Privilege License fee has been repealed in North Carolina, effective July 1, 2015.  As a result, privilege licenses are no longer required in the City of Statesville except for beer and wine licenses. 

Who must obtain a beer and wine license?
Any business or person selling beer or wine inside the city limits of Statesville.
How do I obtain a beer and wine license?
You must first obtain a license from the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.  Once you have received your license from the State, bring that license to the Collections Department and complete an application.

When does the Beer and Wine license expire?
Beer and wine license expire April 30th of each year.  Renewal notices will be sent out in March prior to the expiration of your license.

Beer & Wine License Application Download 

If you have any additional questions, please call the Collections Department at (704) 878-3564.