How To Obtain a Business License
Each business operating in Augusta County is required to obtain a business license. Below are the steps and what you will need to bring:
You must obtain a zoning certificate for the location of your business from Community Development (540-245-5700).
If you are using a trade name, you must register the name with Community Development (540-245-5700) or the Clerk of the Court (540-245-5321).
You will need to bring the zoning certificate and trade name registration to our office to apply for the business license.
Full legal name (if Corporation or LLC)
An estimate of the gross revenue you expect the business to earn until December 31 of the year the business will open.
A complete description of the type of business.
A federal ID number/social security number for the business.
- A physical and mailing address.
- Phone number
- Contact name
- Start date
- Class A, B or C number (if contractor)
- Workers Compensation Insurance information (if contractor)
New Businesses - must apply for a business license within 30 days of beginning to avoid a late filing penalty
March 1 - all business licenses must be renewed to avoid a late filing penalty
For further information, call 540-245-5640