Business License & Registration

All businesses operating in Nags Head need to complete a Business License/Registration Application Form. The encrypted DocuSign form will be submitted electronically to the Tax Collector. Once your application form is approved, you will receive an invoice by email. Fees for those businesses with prior licenses would be due by September 1st. Any new businesses would need to register and pay the annual fee prior to beginning operations.

Email delivery now available for Business License/Registration renewals. Please email tax@nagsheadnc.gov to sign up for this service. Business license/registration bills are now available to view and pay online through Citizen Self Service.

New commercial businesses, in existing structures, should also complete a Change of Tenant/Use Form with the Planning Department. Approval from the commercial zoning officer will be required before a business license/registration will be issued. 

Click here to make a payment on an existing Business License/Registration Bill.



  1. Linda Bittner

    Tax Collector
    Phone: 252-449-2008

  2. Kelly Wyatt

    Interim Planning Director and Deputy Director of Planning & Development / Zoning
    Phone: 252-449-6042

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