According to the North Carolina ABC Commission Permit Division:
"As of December 1st, 2013 Applicants must submit fingerprint cards with each application submitted to the
North Carolina ABC Commission for permits."
"Permit applicants visiting the ABC Commission must arrive between 8:00AM and 3:00PM to be seen by a permit
specialist. If arriving after 3:00pm , you may leave your completed permit application packet with the receptionist
to be reviewed by a permit specialist. If issued, the temporary permit will be mailed."
This division reviews and processes all permit applications for retail activity (restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.) The division also processes applications for Special One Time permits which are issued to tax-exempt non-profit or political organizations for fundraising events and Limited Special Occasion permits for individuals or groups hosting functions (wedding receptions, company parties, etc.)
Designated Opinion Contacts
More about retail permits
Apply for a retail permit
More about special occasion/limited special function permits
Apply for a Special One-Time permit
Apply for a Limited Special Occasion permit
This division reviews and processes all permit applications for commercial activity involving malt beverage and wine products. All malt beverage and wine products sold in North Carolina are approved in this division.
More about commercial permits
Apply for a commercial permit
Apply for a commercial salesman/vendor representative permit .
Apply for a commercial transportation permit
More about product approval
Wine Special Orders
For more information on obtaining a permit please contact the NC ABC Commission:
Main Number:(919) 779-0700
Fax Number:(919) 662-3583
ABC Employee Login
Store Locations & Hours
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
1705 Owen Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28304