Business Licenses

Privilege License Requirements

Due to state legislation effective July 1, 2015 businesses physically located in the Mount Airy city limits will no longer need a license, with the exception of those operating taxicabs and beer and wine privilege license holders.

A privilege license must be obtained by not later than the first day of business operation. Licenses are issued for the period July 1 of one year through June 30 of the following year.


Fees vary depending on the type of business. Please contact the Collector's Office at 336-786-3509 for any requirements or questions regarding cost of privilege licenses. You can also review our Privilege License Fee Schedule (PDF) to determine the correct amount due.

Displaying Your License

Each person issued a license shall post the license in a conspicuous place in the regular place of business. If there is no regular place of business, the license shall be kept where it may be inspected at appropriate times.