For Business:

What should I do if I would like to start a new business?

To operate a business, trade, profession, calling, occupation, selling or offering for sale of articles, goods or services within the corporate limits of the Town of Blowing Rock, one must obtain a Business/Privilege License from Town Hall. This is an annual tax on the privilege of doing business within the Town's jurisdiction. The Town is not a licensing agency for any trade or profession. These licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Fees vary according to the type of business. The terms Business License, Schedule B License, and Privilege License are used interchangeably. For more information, visit or call Town Hall

Blowing Rock Town Hall, 1036 Main St., Blowing Rock, 28605  (828) 295-5200

 

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Town of Blowing Rock

 https://www.townofblowingrocknc.gov/ 

Blowing Rock Town Hall, 1036 Main St., Blowing Rock, 28605  (828) 295-5200

 

Blowing Rock Police (828) 295-5210

 

 

Licenses

Business License

Blowing Rock Town Hall, 1036 Main St., Blowing Rock, 28605  (828) 295-5200

 

Vehicle Registration & License Plate

N.C. License Plate Agency, open Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

331 Queen St., Boone- (828)268-2315

Vehicle registration and license tags must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a North Carolina resident.

 

Driver’s License

N.C. Driver’s License Office, Mutton Crossing, 4469 Bamboo Rd …….…………………………… 265-5384

An NC Driver's License must be obtained within 60 days of North Carolina residency. A written exam, vision test, proof of insurance, license from former residence and a road test are required for new drivers.

 

Marriage License

Watauga County Register of Deeds

Watauga County Courthouse, 842 W. King St., Suite 9, Boone -- (828) 265-8052

A birth certificate, Social Security card and driver’s license are required for individuals below the age of 21. Parental permission is required for those below the age of 18. Documentation is required if recently divorced. Two witnesses are required at proceedings. Fee is $50.

 

Taxes

Sales Tax …………………… 6.75%

 

 

Lodging (Occupancy) Tax

Blowing Rock ……. 6.0%

 

Property Tax

(Rates based per $100 valuation)

Watauga County ……………$.313

Blowing Rock ………$.28

Boone ………………$.37

Beech Mountain……$.64

Seven Devils ……………$.51

 

For tax information:

Watauga County Tax Administrator (828) 265-8021