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Make It Official:Business Registrations, Licenses, Permits, Tax ID Numbers, Articles of Incorporation, Patents and Trademarks

Make It Official: Business Registrations, Licenses, Permits, Tax ID Numbers, Articles of Incorporation, Patents and Trademarks

Resources by Governing Level
Level Governing Agency Purpose Document Name, ID Number, or Mark
Local (City and/or County) Rgidster of Deeds, Tax Office, Zoning Office, City Hall, and County Seat Registration of your business name (sole proprietor), assessment of your business property for tax purposes, authorization, new construction/compliance for business in home, and tracking and regulation of select business types Certificate of Assumed Name, Business Property Tax Listing/Acct number, Zoning Permit,Privilege License
State NC Secretary of State, NC Dept Revenue, NC Dept Revenue, NC Secretary of State Formation of a corporation (C or S Corp, LLC, LLP), ID number for your state income tax & employee payroll withholdings and ID number for your sales and usage tax remittances, tracking and regulation of select business types, protection for a unique company or product name and/or logo ID number for your federal income tax and employee payroll witholdings, protection for a unique company or product name and/or logo
Federal IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and US Patent and Trademark Office ID number for you federal income tax and employee payroll witholdings, protection for a unique company or product name and/or logo EIN (Employer Identification Number) and Trademark Application

Forms Online

City, County, State, and Federal Resources Contact List

  • City Planning
    • Hickory - (828)261-2230
    • Taylorsville - (828) 632-2218
  • Register of Deeds
    • Catawba County - (828) 465-1573
    • Alexander County - (828) 632-3152
  • Tax Office
    • Catawba County - (828) 465-8414
    • Alexander County - (828) 632-4346
  • Zoning Dept
    • Catawba County - (828) 465-8380
    • Alexander County - (828) 632-1000
  • NC Commerce - (800) 228-8443
  • NC Secretary State - (919) 807-2225
  • NC Dept of Revenue
    • Hickory - (828) 327-7474
    • Raleigh - (919) 733-3991
  • NC Dept of Labor - (919) 856-4770
  • NC Division of Employment Security - (828) 466-5535
  • Patent & Trademark Office
    • State - (919) 807-2162
    • Federal - (800) 786-9199
  • Ecomonic Development
    • Catawba County - (828) 267-1564
    • Alexander County - (828) 632-1161
  • Chambers of Commerce
    • Catawba County - (828) 328-6000
    • Alexander County - (828) 632-8141