How to Apply for a Limited Special Occasion Permit

A limited special occasion permit authorizes the permittee to bring fortified wine and spirituous liquor onto the premises of a business, with the permission of the owner of that property, and to serve those alcoholic beverages to the permittee’s guests at a reception, wedding, party or other special occasion being held there. The permit may be issued to any individual other than the owner or possessor of the premises. An applicant for a limited special occasion permit shall have the written permission of the owner or possessor of the property on which the special occasion is to be held.

To apply for a Limited Special Occasion permit

  1. Review these requirements
  2. To apply online click here OR fill out the PDF form below:
    1. Limited Special Occasion Application
  3. The printed application must be signed and notarized
  4. Along with the application, please submit:
    1. A fee of $50.00 via certified check, cashier's check, or money order, made payable to the NC ABC Commission
    2. A signed copy of the venue lease/rental agreement or the signed owner statement on the printed application form
    3. A certified copy of the applicant’s criminal record (obtained from the Clerk of Court in the residing county)

Please Note: The application must be submitted 14 days prior to the event occurrence