Business Licenses and ABC Licenses


April 27, 2021

Business Licenses:

Based on legislation effective July 1, 2015, with the exception of those selling Beer & Wine and Peddlers, business privilege licenses are no longer issued.

ABC Licenses:

Per NC General Statutes §105-133.77 and §105-113.79, businesses selling beer and wine are required to obtain privilege licenses from their cities.  A business must obtain a license for each permitted activity at each location.  Operating a business without a license triggers a 5% per month penalty, along with a 10% penalty for failure to pay.  These violations are Class 1 misdemeanors.

Each April, the Finance Department will issue notices of annual license renewal for those already operating in the City of Mebane.  By State statute, annual ABC licenses are issued for the period of May 1 – April 30.

The process for obtaining an initial ABC license to sell beer or wine includes Inspections, approval of the Police Chief, and approval of the local ABC Board before payment can be made and a license issued.  Please see the ABC Board’s website for more information.

Please call the Finance Department at 919-563-5901 if you have questions regarding licensing for your specific business within the City of Mebane.

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