How do I obtain a business license?

If the business will be physically located in Spotsylvania County and the annual gross receipts are $2,000,000 or more, you will need to file an application with the business license office and pay the applicable tax. The following requirements need to be completed prior to submitting the registration form and before a license will be issued.

  1. An approved zoning use permit must be issued. 
  2. If you have a trade name and are not using your full legal name as the name of the business, then the fictitious name certificate needs to be completed and recorded with the  State Corporation Commission.  Click this link to check name availability.                    
  3.  For contractors - When gross receipts are over $2,000,000 and a registration form  is submitted, please attach the confirmation page from  Contractor's Certification of Insuring Liability for Workers' Compensation in Virginia (WCC) submitted online. Form 61A. If this is omitted, it will delay the application process.  Click here to watch a tutorial on how to submit online with WCC.

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1. I want to start a business in the county, do I need a business license?
2. How do I obtain a business license?
3. How long does it take to get a license?
4. Where do I get the form to file a zoning use?
5. Where do I get the form to file a trade name?
6. Where do I get the form to file a partnership agreement?
7. I am going to be a contractor. Do I need a state license?
8. I already have a State contractor’s license. Do I need to obtain a contractor’s license for every county/city in which I perform work?
9. Do I need a Tax Identification Number?
10. Is a business required to pay a business property tax?
11. What are the requirements for a food establishment?
12. Do I need to obtain a license for door-to-door solicitation?
13. Does Spotsylvania have a Cigarette Tax?