Special Occasion Non-Profit


  1. A permit may be issued to a nonprofit organization to allow the retail sale of malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, or to allow brown bagging, at a single fund-raising event of that organization. A permit for this purpose shall not be issued for the sale of any kind of alcoholic beverage in a jurisdiction where the sale of that alcoholic beverage is unlawful. Complete a Special One-Time Permit Application for Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and submit with the required documentation and the above fee amount.
  2. A permit may be issued to a nonprofit organization or a political organization to serve wine, malt beverages, and spirituous liquor at a ticketed event held to allow the organization to raise funds. For purposes of this subdivision "nonprofit organization" means an organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), 501(c)(19), or (501(d) of the Internal Revenue Code or is exempt from similar provisions of the General Statutes as a bona fide nonprofit charitable, civic religious, fraternal, patriotic, or veterans’ organization or as a nonprofit volunteer fire department, or as a nonprofit volunteer rescue squad or a bona fide homeowners’ or property owners’ association. For purposes of this subdivision "political organization" means an organization covered by the provisions of GS 163-96(a)(1) or (2) or a campaign organization established by or for a person who is a candidate who has filed a notice of candidacy, paid the filing fees or filed the required petition, and been certified as a candidate. The issuance of this permit will also allow the issuance of a purchase-transportation permit under GS 18B-403 and 18B-404 and the use for culinary purposes of spirituous liquor lawfully purchased for use in mixed beverages. Complete a Special One-Time Permit Application for Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and submit with the above fee amount.

To apply for a Special Occasion Non-Profit
  1. Review these requirements
  2. Fill out the PDF form below
  3. The printed application must be signed by law enforcement and the applicant, and be notarized
  4. Along with the application, please submit:
    1. A copy of the venue lease/rental agreement
    2. A diagram of the premises showing all entrances/exits, bar areas, and locations where consumption/sale will take place
    3. A certified copy of the applicant’s criminal record (obtained from the Clerk of Court in the residing county)
    4. A statement detailing the purpose of the fund-raiser and the recipient of the funds raised
    5. A document verifying the group qualifies as a non-profit or a political organization
    6. A fee of $50.00 via certified check, cashier's check, or money order, made payable to the NC ABC Commission
Please Note: The application must be submitted 14 days prior to the event occurrence.