Finance Department

Privilege Licenses

Unless specifically exempt under state law, a privilege license is required for anyone who:

  • Maintains a business location within Cary limits or 
  • Solicits business within Cary (personally or through agents) or
  • Picks up or delivers goods or services within Cary

Separate licenses may be required if there is more than one type of business.

Download a privilege license application or obtain one by fax, mail or e-mail. Return it to the Town of Cary Finance Department with the fee.

Contact – Finance Department at (919) 460-4952

Thrive in NC, a section of the N.C. Department of Commerce, has details on state licenses, permits and regulatory requirements. (North Carolina has no single business license covering all requirements.)