New Business Information

Business License (or Privilege License): There was a change in State Law so business licenses are no longer required by the City. However, beginning in January 2017, the City will require a fire inspection of the business. There is a fee associated with the inspection and it is based on the square footage of the building.

A letter was sent to businesses from the Fire Chief that contains the fee amounts.

Other information:

Sign Permit Requirements

Home Occupation Information and Certification

Food Service - Waste Survey and Permit Application

Property Tax Information

Information about Business Personal Property Tax Valuations

Beer and Wine Permit License

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) provides assistance to businesses with information about what is needed to operate in North Carolina. They may be reached by phone at: 919-447-7828 or toll free at 800-228-8443, website:

Community Development Department
100 N. King Street
Hendersonville NC 28792

Telephone: 828/697-3010

Fire Inspections: 828/233-3222