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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)

Important Dates
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


Important Links

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

State Corporation Commission

Small Business Development Center

For further information, call 540-245-5640