Starting a Business

Chatham County Building Inspections 919-542-8230 Building Inspections - areas other than Siler City 
Town of Siler City 919-742-2323 Charlie McLaurin, Building Codes Administrator
Environmental Health Program 919-542-8208 Inspection for businesses serving food
Chatham County Fire Marshall 919-542-8259 Fire Inspection
License & Permitting    
Town of Pittsboro 919-542-4621 Planning Department
Town of Siler City 919-742-4733 Tammy Speicher, Finance Director
NC Department of Commerce 800-228-8443 Business License - State of NC
Chatham County Central Permitting 919-542-8230 Building Permits - areas other than Siler City
Planning & Zoning    
Chatham County 919-542-8204 Areas outside of Pittsboro and Siler City
Town or Pittsboro  919-542-4621 Pittsboro Planning Department 
Town of Siler City 919-742-2323 Jack Meadows, Town Planner
Chatham County Register of Deeds 919-542-8235 Register your business
Planning Department - Pittsboro 919-542-4621 Pittsboro Planning Department
Planning Departmnet - Siler City 919-742-2323 Jack Meadows, Town Planner
Tax Information    
Chatham County Tax Assessor 919-542-8250 Ad Valorem taxes (taxes levied on real and
personal property, including vehicles)
Internal Revenue Service  800-829-4933
Federal EIN (Employer identification number)
Water and Wastewater     
Chatham County Public Works  919-545-8230 Various areas of the county
Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District 919-898-2239 Goldston & Gulf only
Town of Pittsboro 919-542-4621 Pittsboro Area
Town of Siler City  919-742-4732 Public Works Department 
Business Counseling, Training and Start Up Assistance    
Chatham Economic
Development Corporation

Kyle Touchstone, President - leads the comprehensive economic development plan

Jamie Vaughn, Vice President - Business Retention and

Alyssa Byrd - Director of Communication & Strategic Projects

Chatham County Small
Business Center

Jonathan Spoon
Free business counseling and training
Visit their website at