Any business selling beer and/or wine in Durham County is required to annually purchase a Beer & Wine License from the Durham County Tax Department. This license must be obtained prior to the sale of these beverages. The license is good for one year and must be renewed prior to April 30 of each year. A monthly penalty will accrue should the license not be renewed during the proper time.
How to Get a License
A license can be obtained by completing a Durham County Beer and Wine Application and mailing it along with the proper fees to:
Durham County Tax Collector
PO Box 3397
Durham, NC 27702-2719
On-Premises beer: $25.00 – Off-premises beer: $5.00
On-Premises wine: $25.00 – Off-premises wine: $25.00