Doing Business

Business in Burlington
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If you are planning to locate your business in Burlington, NC, you need to check in with the following:
  1. Tax Department: 336-222-5000
    • To ascertain what license(s) your business requires.
  2. Planning Department: 336-222-5110
    • To obtain a copy of the Burlington Zoning Ordinance and read the sections applicable to your business. The Planning Department will assist you with the interpretations and review your plan with the Zoning Enforcement Officer to determine compliance.
  3. Inspection Department: 336-222-5080
    • To determine what building permits are needed.
    • To obtain an occupancy permit.
    • To file an application for a sign permit.
    • To learn what permits and/or inspections are necessary to satisfy plumbing, wiring and fire safety codes.
  4. Alamance County Health Department: 336-228-1312
    • To determine what health permits may be necessary for your particular business.
  5. Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer: 336-229-3500
    • To complete a business-listing questionnaire and receive any other information you may need concerning traffic, parking, security, etc.
  6. Alamance-Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce: 336-228-1338
    • To introduce yourself and learn about the Chamber of Commerce and how we can help introduce you to the business community and your potential clients/patrons.

Municipal Annex Building
237 west maple avenue
Burlington, NC 27215

Municipal Building
425 South Lexington Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215

Alamance-Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce
610 South Lexington Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215