What steps must I take before I can apply for a business license?

Follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 804-693-1224 to obtain approval to operate your business or home occupation in Gloucester County. Planning and Zoning is located at:
    6489 Main Street
    Gloucester, VA 23061
  2. Contact the Gloucester Health Department at 804-693-2445 if you will sell food or beverages. The Health Department is located at:
    6882 Main Street
    Gloucester, VA 23061
  3. If you will use a trade name (fictitious name), you are required to register that name with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. If you intend to operate your business as a General Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Trust or Corporation you must register these entities with the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission. To obtain information on how to register your business or trade name you may visit the State Corporation Commission website at www.scc.virginia.gov

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1. Do I need a business license?
2. Is there a minimum amount of income I can receive before I must obtain a business license?
3. What steps must I take before I can apply for a business license?
4. How do I apply for a business license?
5. How much will the Business License cost?
6. If I am operating the business from my home, do I need to contact zoning?
7. Can I apply for a business license by mail?
8. When does the license have to be renewed?
9. Do I need an employer Identification Number?
10. What form do I file to obtain a Sales Tax Identification Number from Virginia Department of Taxation?
11. How do I obtain a Virginia Contractors license?
12. I am an out of town contractor, do I need a business license in Gloucester County?