It is a Privilege to Practice Brokerage in NC

Did you know a real estate broker must possess a privilege license issued by the North Carolina Department of Revenue in order to practice brokerage?

What is a privilege license? A privilege license is a license to engage in a business, trade, or profession in North Carolina.

To legally engage in brokerage, brokers must first apply for a privilege license and then must pay the privilege license tax annually by July 1.

It is unlawful for any broker to practice brokerage without a privilege license.

Have questions about the privilege license? Contact the North Carolina Department of Revenue at or 877.252.3052.

Need to apply for a privilege license? Access the application here.