Mecklenburg County is a dedicated resource provider that will assist in accelerating your business’s relocation, growth, capital access, permit navigation and productivity improvement with an innovative approach to addressing business and entrepreneurial concerns and much more. In addition to providing guidance and resources to arrange for funding and connecting business owners to workforce development educational resources, the County is also committed to ensuring that contracting opportunities exist for Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBE). Keep reading, and discover the tools and resources the County has available!


Getting Started
You’ve come up with the perfect name for your business; now you just need to register it. Contact the Register of Deeds and learn more about an Assumed Name Certificate in Mecklenburg County.

Tax Information
When it comes to taxes, Mecklenburg County is here to make sure all of your questions are answered. For instance, did you know that the Privilege License Tax was repealed in North Carolina in 2015? Mecklenburg County knows everything there is to know about taxes in Charlotte; visit them today!

Commercial and Personal Property
Certain licenses and permits are required to own commercial and personal property in Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County can guide you through the process.

Food, Beverage and Special Events
If you’re thinking about opening a food and beverage business, or if you’re hoping to host a special event in Mecklenburg, the County is here to help you take care of business! From information about the Prepared Food and Beverage Tax to obtaining your Beer and Wine License, visit Mecklenburg County online to learn more!

Childcare Permits
If you’re hoping to open a daycare in Charlotte, there are some things you need to know before you can start. Start by making sure that you’ve provided the proper forms and applications, and make sure to schedule an inspection with Mecklenburg County. Visit Mecklenburg County online for more information!


Mecklenburg County is helping growing businesses by giving them the tools they need to grow successfully. If you’re looking for information on growing your business, find out how the County can help!

Tools to Green Your Business
It’s time to green your business! And with Mecklenburg County’s Business Recycling Resource Center, you can find out how to start a business recycling program in Charlotte. You can make a difference!


Real Estate Search
You know what your business is, but where should it go? With Mecklenburg County’s Property Ownership and Land Records Information System (POLARIS), entrepreneurs can search properties by parcel or address to obtain ownership, sales and tax information. Also, check out Site One, a mapping system that allows you to find vacant land and leasable building space!

When it comes to zoning in Charlotte, there are several factors to consider. From air quality to code enforcement, Mecklenburg County has the information you need. If you’re a business owner in Mecklenburg County, but outside of Charlotte, contact the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency. And if you’re in Charlotte, contact Charlotte’s Land Development for projects requiring site improvement.


Opportunity comes to those who are prepared! Find current contracting opportunities offered by Mecklenburg County at the North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System (NC IPS) website. View all Mecklenburg County Bids here!


Vendor Registration
MECKProcure Vendor Self-Service is the vendor gateway to doing business with the County. Once registered, vendors can respond to County business opportunities, view purchase orders and research payment information. Check out our site for vendor resources and instructions on how to register as a vendor with Mecklenburg County!



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Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development

600 East Fourth Street – Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

(980) 314-2941



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