Step One: Submit the Inspection Zoning Compliance form Step Two: Application Review + Payment Step Three: Scheduling inspections Step Four: Raleigh Police Department
Please follow the steps below in order to successfully process your ABC license application.
Step One: Submit the Inspection Zoning Compliance form
When you visit the NC ABC Commission website and use the ABC permit wizard to get a list of what's required for your license, you'll see an inspection zoning compliance form on the list.
While most of what's required will need to be submitted to the state, the City of Raleigh needs you (the applicant) to complete only Section A from the Inspection Zoning Compliance form and submit it by emailing it to DowntownDS@raleighnc.gov.
Step Two: Application Review + Payment
Zoning staff from the City of Raleigh will review your application to confirm your business address is zoned for the intended use. You may track the progress of the application by registering for an account on the Permit and Development Portal.
Once Zoning has approved the application, all fees will need to be paid:
To make your payment online: Pay your fee through the Permit and Development Portal.
To make your payment over the phone: Please call 919-996-2500.
Step Three: Scheduling inspections
Once payment has been made, please contact Seth Langdon at 919-796-7268. He will schedule your inspection and coordinate with the Fire Department so that both the required building and fire inspections can happen simultaneously. Inspections will take place on site.
Step Four: Raleigh Police Department
Once you have passed all inspections, a digital copy of the form will be sent to the Police Department who will complete the processing of the application and conduct the applicable background checks. Should you need to contact RPD, their contact number is 919-996-5130.
Once complete, the client will be contacted at the telephone number provided on the NC ABC Commission form.