Business License & Registration

All businesses operating in Nags Head (regardless of where your actual home office is located) need to complete a Business License/Registration Application Form. The encrypted DocuSign form will be submitted electronically to the Tax Collector. New commercial businesses, in existing Nags Head 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. 

Once your application 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 the tax office to sign up for this service. Business License/Registration bills are now available to view and pay online through Citizen Self Service.

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

  1. Linda Bittner

    Tax Collector

  2. Kelly Wyatt

    Planning and Development Director