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.

  • The only applicants exempt from this requirement are applicants for:
    • Special One-Time permits
    • Limited Special Occasion permits
    • Wholesale Salesman permits
    • Vendor Representative permits
    • Non-resident Beer and/or Wine Vendor permits 

Please submit the following to the NC ABC Commission along with all required permit applications, fees and documentation necessary to obtain an ABC permit.

  • One complete fingerprint card obtained through your local law enforcement agency;
  • A copy of a valid ID used to identify yourself as the fingerprint applicant;
  • A mandatory fee of $38.00 per person in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check or money order made payable to the North Carolina ABC Commission; and
  • A completed Authority For Release of Information as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Bureau of Investigation. Please do not contact these agencies.
Select a county below to find a location where you can get a fingerprint card completed
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