Any business selling malt beverages and/or wine in Wake County is required to annually purchase a Malt Beverage & Wine License from the Wake County Department of Tax Administration. 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 Wake County Malt Beverage & Wine Application and mailing it along with the proper fees to:

Wake County Tax Administration
Malt Beverage / Wine Division
P.O. Box 2719
Raleigh, NC 27602-2719
Fees: On-premises malt beverage: $25 – Off-premises malt beverage: $5 
            On-premises wine: $25 – Off-premises wine: $25