STEPS TO START A BUSINESS IN WILKESBORO

Welcome to Wilkesboro, North Carolina and thank you for your business and interest in our community.

The Town of Wilkesboro, renowned for its scenic beauty, is located along the Yadkin River in the foothills of both the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains and is the county seat of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro is just a short drive from Boone, Blue Ridge Parkway, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte with several major highways: US Hwy 421, Hwy 16, Hwy 18, Hwy 115, and Hwy 268. 

steps to do business trans BGround 2016

Step 1.  Zoning Certificate of Compliance

Step 2.  Sign Permit

Step 3.  Fire Inspection

Step 4.  Utility Services 

Step 5.  Beer/Wine Application

Exception: Special Police Permits

- Click links below for applications and directions to Police Department.

       - Become a Precious Metal Dealer
          OR
       - Start Taxi Cab Company 

View & Print Steps to Start a Business Brochure   

ALL Building Inspections & Permits:

Wilkes County Building Inspections
Keith Walsh Director
110 North Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Tel: 336-651-7300  
website

Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm

ALL Food Service and Health Safety Inspections & Permits:

Wilkes County Environmental Health Programs
306 College St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Tel: 336-651-7450 
website  ~  To view Restaurant Inspections click here

Monday-Friday  8:30am-5:00pm

Other agencies for help and resources:

Wilkes Community College  
Small Business Center  
Jeff Foster, Director  email
T (336) 838-6166  
website 

Wilkes EDC
Dan Little, President email
Robin Hamby, Vice-President email
213 Ninth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Tel: 336-838-1501
website
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce 
717 Main Street, Suite 1
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 
T (336) 838-8662  
website 
NC SBTDC
130 Poplar Grove Road
Boone, NC 28608-2114 
T (828) 262-2492   
website
The Rural Center (EDC)
4021 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
T (919)250-4314   
website  
Advantage West (EDC) 
134 Wright Brothers Way
Fletcher, NC 28732
T (828) 687-7234   
website