Start a Business

  1. Business License
  2. Business Location
  3. Business Plan
  4. Business Type


Prior to applying for a business license you must obtain zoning approval, register your business with the Clerk or Circuit Court or State Corporation Commission and obtain a Federal and State Identification Number. In addition, if you will be selling food or beverages you must obtain approval from the Gloucester County Health Department.


In accordance with the Virginia Code and Gloucester County Code all businesses must renew their license and remit payment on or before March 1st of each year.