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If you are receiving income for products sold or services rendered you must obtain a business license. Direct Sellers are exempt from the business license fee if their gross receipts are less than $4,000 per year.
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Generally, if you are receiving monetary compensation for products sold or services rendered you will need a Gloucester County business license. Manufacturers selling at wholesale from place of manufacture are exempt from business license.
Follow these steps:
After the above steps are completed applicants must apply for a business license either by mail or in person at:
6489 Main StreetSuite 137Gloucester, VA 23061
Business License fees are based on the gross receipts per calendar year. The minimum business license fee is $10. For all estimated gross receipts of $10,000 or less the fee will be $10. For gross receipts greater than $10,000 but less than $100,000 the fee is $50. For gross receipts of $100,000 or greater the fee is based on a percentage of the gross receipts. See the back of the business license application for the fee schedule.
Yes, everyone must contact zoning before a business license will be issued. If the business is being conducted from your home you must get permission for a home occupation.
You can apply for a business license through the mail as long as you attach the zoning permit, if the business is located in Gloucester County, and a copy of the trade name certification and/or State Corporation Commission certificate, if applicable. Enclose a check made payable to Gloucester County. Mail the information to:
Kevin A. Wilson, Commissioner of the Revenue6489 Main StreetSuite 137Gloucester, VA 23061
Business Licenses expire December 31 of each year. Business License Renewals are due by March 1 of each year. All current businesses will receive the renewal information in the mail in early January.
For information on obtaining an employer identification number visit the Internal Revenue Service website.
Contact the Commissioner of Revenue's Office or visit the Virginia Department of Taxation website. You can also file the form online.
Effective July 1, 2010 you must have a Virginia Contractors license before a business license will be issued. You must register with the State Board of Contractors to obtain a Virginia Contractor's License. Contact the Board for Contractors by phone at 804-367-8511 or mail to:
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board for Contractors3600 West Broad StreetP.O. Box 11066Richmond, VA 23230-1066
Visit the Virginia Board for Contractors for further information.
Yes, if the total gross receipts is greater than $25,000 per year in Gloucester County. You must fill out the Business License Application (PDF) and Worker's Compensation Contractor's Certificate (PDF). The Applicant/Ownership Information form may also be applicable. A copy of your State Contractor's License must also be submitted with the application.