Businesses selling malt beverages and/or wine must obtain a Malt Beverage and Wine License. Get the application and view license fees.
- 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
On-premises malt beverage: $25
Off-premises malt beverage: $5
On-premises wine: $25
Off-premises wine: $25