WHO MUST OBTAIN A BEER & WINE PRIVILEGE LICENSE?
If you operate a business in McDowell County that engages in the selling of beer and wine, you are required to obtain and pay a tax for a privilege license. If your business has multiple locations in McDowell County, you will need to obtain separate licenses for each location. Local licenses are non-transferable. If your establishment is located in the City of Marion or the Town of Old Fort, the County will not issue a license until you have received from the City or Town the applicable license for that activity. McDowell County Beer and Wine Privilege Licenses expire on April 30th and must be renewed by May 1st of each year. NCGS 105-113.78 NCGS 105-113.70
Once you submit the required documents, our office will contact you to let you know the amount of your fee. The license fee is not prorated. NCGS 105-113.78
HOW TO APPLY FOR A MCDOWELL COUNTY NC BEER & WINE PRIVILEGE LICENSE
Please download & complete the application below and submit to our office.
*PLEASE NOTE: You must include copies of the required documents indicated on your application.
Our office requires 2 business days to process privilege license requests. We will contact you regarding approval and the amount of the licensing fee.
McDowell County NC Beer and Wine Privilege License Application
Submit Your Application
McDowell County Services Building, 60 East Court St., Marion NC 28752