Business License

Durham business licenses must be purchased annually and are valid from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

To obtain a new business license or a renewal, download an application and return it to the City of Durham along with payment.

Before a new business can operate in Durham, the City will conduct a zoning review to determine if it complies with the zoning code requirements. Call the City to request a zoning review before locating in the City.

Retail businesses are not allowed in Durham.