Home Occupation Permit

A Home Occupation Permit is required for any home occupation that is primarily conducted within a residential dwelling unit, and is considered an accessory use of the dwelling unit.

Home Occupation Permits are not required for "home offices" when they are used for teleworking or are not associated with a particular business. They are required when the primary location of a business, or any location where goods and services are provided or shipped, is a residential dwelling unit.

If you are trying to start and/or register your business, you must do so with the North Carolina Secretary of State Business Registration Office prior to applying for a home occupation permit.



Payment Portal

Submittal Portal

Use the portal below to complete your request for a Home Occupation Permit. If the online form is not working, please use the direct Submit Home Occupation Permit Application link.