Tools & Resources


Planning to start a new business in Downtown Salisbury?
Here are a few resources to help:

Register A Business

To register a business, submit a Certificate of Registration (COR) application to the Development Services office. Development Services is located on the first floor of the City Office Building at 132 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Or contact development services directly by calling (704) 638-5208 or emailing


Do you need a permit? By law, permits are required for building/development projects when occurring within the City of Salisbury limits. 

Codes and Development

Find requirements for city infrastructure, community plans and municipal codes that pertain to your project, as well as information for your residential or business development.

Taxes and Fees

Learn more about obtaining sales tax permits and paying your sales and use taxes for your business.

Business Resources

Business Link North Carolina BLNC, or “blink,” is a business resource ACCESS point for an extensive network of experts who can help your business succeed. Business Link North Carolina can connect you to services provided by state-supported agencies, many of which are free. Call BLNC toll-free, 1 (800) 228-8443, or local at 919-807-4280 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, to talk with one of their business counselors, or visit for more information.

U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their business. SBA is the nation’s largest single financial backer of small businesses. Please call 1 (800) 827-5722 or visit for more information

Banks and Credit Institutions

Many local banks and credit unions offer small business loans and assistance on how to best utilize your personal assets. Many also work directly with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please contact your local banker for assistance and guidance. DSI works closely with several institutions with business lending capabilities.


Downtown Salisbury offers an original main street experience!
We have walk-able streets, multiple historic districts, unmatched connectivity, and prime access to talent. Centrally located between Charlotte and Greensboro, we are a hub for commerce. Downtown Salisbury is a sound investment.


Attracting and retaining investment is crucial to the long-term success of Downtown.  The City of Salisbury provides several grant programs:

Historic Tax Credits

For more information on federal and state historic preservation tax credits, contact the State Historic Preservation Office in Raleigh at 919-807-6590.


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