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 in the Gloucester County Clerk's Office located at:
    7400 Justice Drive
    Gloucester, VA 23061

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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?