If you own a business in New Hanover County, the County may levy Privilege License taxes on trades, occupations, professions, businesses, and franchises to the extent authorized by Article 2 of Chapter 105 of the General States of North Carolina and any other acts of the General Assembly.
County License Taxes Authorized by Law
Contact the municipality where your business is located to learn about their business or privilege license requirements:
City of Wilmington
305 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Town of Carolina Beach
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Town of Kure Beach
117 Settlers Lane
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Town of Wrightsville Beach
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
All businesses must establish a property tax account with the New Hanover County Listing Department for the purpose of annual taxation. Please call (910) 798-7300 for more information.
If your business is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation (doing business under an assumed name), or limited liability company (LLC) doing business under an assumed name:
For more information, visit the New Hanover County Register of Deeds web site or call (910) 798-4530.
If you need information on incorporation or initial filing of a limited partnership or LLC, please visit the NC Secretary of State’s web site.
For those starting a small business, a critical first step is to create a business plan. There are many local, state and federal resources to assist you in creating a business plan. The best place to start is by researching the vast amount of information available to you. Here is a list of available information on creating a business plan: