Business Privilege License Requirement Ending

As of July 1, businesses no longer need to purchase annual business privilege licenses in Fayetteville and many other cities and towns throughout North Carolina.

The state legislature had voted last year to take the licensing away from local governments following complaints that the licenses were wildly inconsistent from city to city and even within individual cities. The licenses were as small as $10 for some businesses and hundreds, even thousands of dollars for others.