Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina

Business License and Fees

A business license is required if you own or operate a business in the town limits of Fuquay Varina. Licenses are valid from July 1 thru June 30. Click the link below for a Business License Application and the associated fees. Business License fees are listed below.

During the 2014 legislative session, the privilege license authority was amended to allow municipalities to levy privilege license taxes for the 2014-2015 fiscal year on all trades, occupations, professions, businesses and franchises physically located with the city.  For a complete explanation please see Session Law 2014-3 House Bill 1050.  If your business is not located within the city limits of Fuquay-Varina please call (919-552-1404) or send your renewal notice showing “Not in City Limits” back to us so that we may take you out of our billing process.

Mail or bring completed form with payment to:

401 Old Honeycutt Road,
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Contractors will need to include a copy of their state license.

Please call 919-552-1404 if you have questions about a Business License.


 

> Download a Business License Application

> Download 2014-15 Adopted Fee Schedule


 

Business Licence Fees

Section 1:  Description

 Item 

Fee

Other

Advertising-Outdoor 105-86  $35.00  
Amusements-not otherwise taxed 105-37.1  $25.00  
Automobile Supply Dealers 105-89B  $25.00  
Barber & Beauty Shop

160A-

211-B

 $2.50/operator $100 max
Beer & Wine (retail) 105-113.7    
      Beer (on premises)    $15.00  
      Beer (Off-premises)    $5.00  
      Wine (On premises)    $15.00  
      Wine (Off premises)    $10.00  
Beer Wholesaler (in town)   $37.50  
Wine Wholesaler (in town)    $37.50  
Bicycle Dealers 105-102.5  $25.00  
Bowling Alleys 105-102  $10.00/alley $100 max
Chain Stores 105-98  $50.00  
Circuses & Animal Shows 105-38  $25.00/day $100 max
Collection Agencies 105-45  $50.00  
Contractors & Construction Co. 105-54  $10.00  
      Electrical 105-91E  $25.00  
      HVAC 105-91H  $25.00  
      Plumbing

105-91P

 $25.00  
Dry Cleaners 105-74  $30.00  
Elevator & Sprinkler Installation 105-55  $100.00  
Employment & Emigrant Agents 105-90  $100.00  
      - Teachers, Domestics Servants       & Unregistered Nurses (NC only)   $50  
      - Out of state    $100.00  
Firearms & Weapons Dealers  105-80  $50.00  
     Weapons (all others)    $100.00  
Fortune Tellers 105-58  $100.00  
Gasoline, Oil, Greases, etc. 105-89  $25.00  
Wholesaler of Gasoline Products 105-89  $0  
Hotels and Motels 105-61

 $1.00/room 

$25 min
Ice Cream Dealers (mfg. & retail) 105-1021  $2.50  
Ice Cream Manufacturers & Wholesalers 105-97  $12.50 per freezer   
Laundries-In town 105-85  $50.00  
Loan Agencies 105-88  $100.00  
Motor Vehicle Dealers 105-89C  $25.00  
      Temporary    $100.00  
Motorcycle Dealers 105-89.1  $12.50  
Movie Theaters-Inside 105-37  $100.00  
Movie Theaters-Outside 105-36.1  $100.00  
Music Machines(operating/leasing) 105-65  $5.00/machine $100 max
Packing House (meats) 105-70  $100.00  
Pawn Brokers 105-50  $100.00  
Peddlers & Itinerant Merchants 105-53P    
      Farm Produce Only    $25.00  
      On Foot    $10.00  
      On Vehicle    $25.00  
      Itinerant Merchant (set-up       location)    $100.00  

Pianos, Organs, Radios, TV, Stereo, Tape  Player  (sales, services, parts)

105-102E  $5.00  

 Pinball, Bagatelle Tables, Merry-Go-Round, Swimming Pools, Skating Rinks

105-102P  $25.00  
 Pools Tables, Billiards 105-102B  $25.00  
 Restaurants 105-62

$25.00/4- or $50/5+

 
 Security Dealers 105-67  $50.00  
 Service Station 105-89A  $12.50  
 Specialty Market Operators 105-53  $100.00  
 Sundries 105-102S  $4.00  
 Tobacco Warehouse 105-77  $50.00  
 Trailer Parks, Campgrounds, etc. 105-102T  $12.50  
 Undertakers & Retail Coffin Sales 105-46  $50.00  
 Video Games for Play 105.661  $5.00/machine $100 max
 Video/Movie(Sales & Lease) 105-102V  $25.00  
       

 Section 2:  Description

 Item

 Fee

Other

 Day Care Centers 4012-1  $45.00  
 Specialty Market Vendors 4012-2  $30.00  
 Manufacturers 4012-3  $30.00  
 Retail Merchants 4012-4  $30.00  
 Service Businesses 4012-5  $30.00  
 Wholesale Merchants 4012-6  $30.00  
 Electronic Gaming Operations 4012-7

 $1,000
+ $500 / machine

 
 Tattoo & Body Piercing Establishment 4012-8  $500 / artist  
 Sexually Oriented Business 4012-9  $1,000.00