BUSINESS LICENSES, ZONING AND TAX ID NUMBERS
Once your business is formed, you will need to get all of the required Federal, State and local government licenses, zoning information and tax identification numbers for your business.
You should call 704-336-6315 for a business license if your business is in Charlotte and most of its surrounding areas, except for Matthews (call 704-847-4411) and for Pineville (call 704-889-2291.) The Mecklenburg County Zoning office phone number is 704-336-3569.
You should also call the North Carolina Department of Commerce which operates the Business Service Center with Business License Information for the State of North Carolina and it can be reached at 919-715-2864 or toll free at 800-228-8443 to assist you in determining what state licenses are required for the business activities of your company.
You will need to acquire a Federal Tax Identification Number, but please note that this does not include a tax identification number for the State of North Carolina. In North Carolina, you will also need a state tax identification number if you hire employees or sell products causing the company to owe sales taxes.