Once the payment has been received for an ABC inspection permit, the NC ABC Commission application will be processed as outlined below:
Please ensure the contact person can be reached at the telephone number on the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC) form between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., during normal business hours.
An administrative review of the project will be done. This typically does not include a visit to the establishment. The zoning review is necessary to ensure that the address is zoned for the intended use.
Once the project is approved by a zoning official, the online NC ABC Commission/Zoning Compliance form is signed off for final processing by the Raleigh Police Department.
Please contact Seth Langdon (919-796-7268) to schedule a building inspection. This is necessary to ensure that the building meets state building code requirements, so access to the building is required.
Once the building is compliant with the applicable building code, the online NC ABC Commission Inspection/Zoning Compliance form is signed off for final processing by the Raleigh Police Department.
Applicants are required to complete this form: request a fire inspection or an appointment of the building.
The Fire Department will need access to the establishment to carry out the inspection. The fire inspection is necessary to ensure that the building meets state fire code requirements.
Once the building is compliant with the applicable fire code, the online NC ABC Commission Inspection/Zoning Compliance form is signed off for final processing by the Raleigh Police Department.
The Police Department will complete the processing of the application and conduct the applicable background checks. The Police Department contact number is 919-996-5130.
Once complete, the client will be contacted at the telephone number provided on the NC ABC Commission form.
The entire process takes approximately three weeks. The process usually takes 2-3 days between each inspection, and the Police Department will require approximately two weeks for the background check.