If you are opening a new business, there are some steps that you need to take to make your transitions easier and to comply with local and state codes and ordinances.
- Check for compliance with Zoning and Town Ordinance
Contact the Planning Department. A business license cannot be issued until the business has been approved by the Town’s Planning and Inspections Department.
- Obtain a Business License
In order to conduct business in the Town of Atlantic Beach, a business license must be obtained. This includes businesses that have a permanent business location in the Town. You will need to contact the Town of Atlantic Beach Tax Collector to obtain an application for a business license. The application should be obtained prior to scheduling inspections. The application is available here.
- Schedule a Fire Inspection
A business license cannot be issued until the business has been inspected by the Town’s Fire Inspections Department in order to ensure compliance with the NC Fire Code and Town Ordinances. Some operations or procedures conducted in businesses may require Operational and/or Construction permits.
- Schedule a Building Inspection
A business license cannot be issued until the business has been inspected by the Town’s Building Inspections Department in order to ensure compliance with the NC Building Codes and Town Ordinances. The construction, installation and modification of buildings, equipment and systems may require Construction and/or Operational permits.
- Establish Water
An application for water and trash service must be submitted to the Utilities Billing Clerk at Atlantic Beach Town Hall. A deposit may be required for service and additional water tap and impact fees may be applicable for new buildings, modifications and installation of new systems.
Utility Billing Clerk
- Special Note: Food and Alcoholic Beverages
If your business involves serving food, please remember to contact the Carteret County Health Department by calling 252-728-8550. If your business involves alcoholic beverages, please remember to contact the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement by calling 252-514-4720. A State permit must be obtained from the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission. Prior to the returning the Local Government Opinion to Town Hall for the Mayor’s signature, the ABC inspection form must be completed and attached to the Local Government Opinion form.