Beer & Wine Licenses

S.L. 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that beginning on July 1, 2015, local governments will no longer have the authority to levy a privilege license tax so new or existing business in Town of Wake Forest will not be required to obtain or renew a privilege license.  In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.

  • Please do not remit payment for theses taxes without a renewal notification.

  • Prior Year taxes were not repealed and remain payable.

Beer & Wine Licenses

  • Any business that sells Beer or Wine within the Town of Wake Forest limits must obtain a Beer & Wine License before selling any alcoholic beverages.

  • Businesses must first obtain temporary permits from the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

  • Beer & Wine Licenses must be renewed prior to June 30 each year.

  • Beer & Wine License application

    • Note: All privilege license fees are 1/2 off the listed amount from Jan. 1 - June 30


  • Licenses must be renewed prior to July 1 of every year.

  • Beer & Wine licenses expire on June 30.

  • Renewal notices are mailed each year. If you do not receive a Beer & Wine License Renewal Notice by June 30, contact Wynne Gooding at 919-435-9465.

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