Beer & Wine Applications

Please note: City Taxes are collected by the Craven County Tax Office located at 226 Pollock Street.  You can contact them at (252)636-6604. 

For information on City property tax payments and liens prior to July 1, 2013 contact the City of New Bern Accounting Division at (252) 639-2722.  

Any business that will be selling beer and/or wine within the City limits is required to obtain a Beer & Wine License.  This license is provided through the Utility Business Office at 606 Fort Totten Drive, New Bern, NC 28560. An application* for the license must be completed and submitted to this office in accordance with the Beverage Control Act of 1937.  Applications are accepted in person or may be mailed, but must be accompanied by the appropriate fee before a license will be issued.  All licenses are renewable each July.  A state license for the sale of beer and wine must be obtained before presenting an application to the City.

The sale of hard liquors within the City limits is strictly limited to restaurants and privately owned clubs.  Licenses for hard liquor sales are obtained through the ABC Board.

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Fee Schedule:

Beer:

On and off premises - $15.00
Off premises - $5.00 

Wine:

On and off premises - $15.00
Office premises - $10.00

Contact Us

   
Business Office Phone: (252) 639-2750
   
Business Office Manager: Steve Anderson
  City of New Bern
  P.O. Box 1129
  New Bern, NC 28563-1129
  Email: UtilCustomerService@newbern-nc.org