Finger Printing

In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 18B-902 each person applying for an ABC permit must submit fingerprints to be used for a criminal background check.

Select your county to find a location near you to obtain an official fingerprint card:

In addition to your completed Permit Forms package, please submit the following fingerprinting materials to the NC ABC Commission

  • Fingerprint Card obtained from a local law enforcement/government agency
  • Photocopy of a government-issued photo identification document (Valid ID)
  • A completed Authority For Release of Information
  • Cashier’s/Certified check or money order made payable to the NC ABC Commission for $38.00

The applicant's fingerprints shall be forwarded to the State Bureau of Investigation for a search of the State's criminal history record file, and the State Bureau of Investigation shall forward a set of the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check. The Commission shall keep all information privileged and confidential, in accordance with applicable State law and federal guidelines, and it shall not be a public record under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes.

Note: Applicants for the following types of permits are exempt from the fingerprinting requirement: Special One-Time / Limited Special Occasion / Wholesale Salesman / Vendor Representative / Non-resident Beer and/or Wine Vendor