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Business Privilege License Applications

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You may download the applications for a Business License or a Beer and Wine License below.
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General Merchant Privilege Business License Application
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Business License Application Instructions
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Beer and Wine Privilege Business License Application 
 
Tax Schedules
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City of Durham General Merchant Privilege Business License Tax Schedule
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City of Durham Beer & Wine Privilege Business License Tax Schedule 
 
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Where to file a Business Privilege License Application
Submit applications to the Business License Unit located on the ground floor of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
If you would like to mail in your application form, the address is:
City of Durham
Department of Finance
Business License Unit
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
 
Applications for a Business Privilege License submitted by mail can usually be processed within one week. For Beer and Wine Business Privilege Licenses, the waiting period for application approval is approximately 90 days from the date you submit the application. Our office will notify you when your application has been approved. If you have additional questions, email or call (919) 560-4700.