In accordance with NC General Statute 18B-904(f) before issuing a retail permit, the NC ABC Commission shall determine that the applicant is a suitable person and that the location is a suitable place. The governing body of a city/county designates an official to make recommendations concerning the suitability of a person or of a location for an ABC retail permit.
Designated officials are expected to process these forms within 15 days of receipt.
The governing body of a city or county may designate an official of the city or county, by name, or by position, to make recommendations concerning the suitability of a person or of a location for an ABC permit. The official designated under this subsection shall be allowed to testify at a contested case hearing in which the suitability of a person or of a location for an ABC permit is an issue without further qualification or authorization. County Commissioners, City/Town Council Members, or Mayors may change their designee by filing this Resolution form with the NC ABC Commission.