Virginia Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Virginia licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Virginia-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Virginia State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Virginia that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Real Estate Board
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Tradesmen Program
  • Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation: Board for Contractors
  • Department of Taxation
  • Employment Commission
  • Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth - Authentications Director
  • State Corporation Commission
  • State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation Commission

Virginia Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Virginia that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Accomack County
  • Albemarle County
  • Alleghany County
  • Amelia County
  • Amherst County
  • Appomattox County
  • Arlington County
  • Augusta County
  • Bath County
  • Bedford County
  • Bland County
  • Botetourt County
  • Brunswick County
  • Buchanan County
  • Buckingham County
  • Campbell County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Charles City County
  • Charlotte County
  • Chesterfield County
  • Clarke County
  • Craig County
  • Culpeper County
  • Cumberland County
  • Dickenson County
  • Dinwiddie County
  • Essex County
  • Fairfax County
  • Fauquier County
  • Floyd County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Franklin County
  • Frederick County
  • Giles County
  • Gloucester County
  • Goochland County
  • Grayson County
  • Greene County
  • Greensville County
  • Halifax County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • Henry County
  • Highland County
  • Isle of Wight County
  • James City County
  • King and Queen County
  • King George County
  • King William County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lee County
  • Loudoun County
  • Louisa County
  • Lunenburg County
  • Madison County
  • Mathews County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Middlesex County
  • Montgomery County
  • Nelson County
  • New Kent County
  • Northumberland County
  • Nottoway County
  • Orange County
  • Page County
  • Patrick County
  • Pittsylvania County
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince Edward County
  • Prince George County
  • Prince William County
  • Pulaski County
  • Rappahannock County
  • Richmond County
  • Roanoke County
  • Rockbridge County
  • Rockingham County
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
  • Shenandoah County
  • Smyth County
  • Southampton County
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Stafford County
  • Surry County
  • Sussex County
  • Tazewell County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Wise County
  • Wythe County
  • York County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abingdon
  • Accomac
  • Afton
  • Alberta
  • Aldie
  • Alexandria
  • Altavista
  • Amelia Court House
  • Amherst
  • Annandale
  • Appomattox
  • Aquia Harbour
  • Arcola
  • Ark
  • Arlington
  • Ashburn
  • Ashland
  • Atkins
  • Aylett
  • Bailey's Crossroads
  • Bassett
  • Bastian
  • Bealeton
  • Bedford
  • Belle Haven
  • Bellwood
  • Bent Mountain
  • Berryville
  • Big Island
  • Big Stone Gap
  • Blacksburg
  • Blackstone
  • Bland
  • Bluefield
  • Bon Air
  • Boston
  • Bowling Green
  • Boyce
  • Boydton
  • Boykins
  • Bracey
  • Brambleton
  • Bridgewater
  • Brightwood
  • Bristol
  • Bristow
  • Broadway
  • Brookneal
  • Buchanan
  • Buckingham
  • Buena Vista
  • Bull Run
  • Burke
  • Cape Charles
  • Capron
  • Carson
  • Catharpin
  • Catlett
  • Cave Spring
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Centreville
  • Chamberlayne
  • Chantilly
  • Charles City
  • Charlotte Court House
  • Charlottesville
  • Chase City
  • Chatham
  • Chesapeake
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Chilhowie
  • Chincoteague Island
  • Christiansburg
  • Claremont
  • Clarksville
  • Clifton
  • Clifton Forge
  • Clintwood
  • Clover
  • Cloverdale
  • Collinsville
  • Colonial Beach
  • Colonial Heights
  • Courtland
  • Covington
  • Crewe
  • Critz
  • Crozet
  • Culpeper
  • Cumberland
  • Dahlgren
  • Dale City
  • Daleville
  • Danville
  • Dayton
  • Deerfield
  • Delaplane
  • Dendron
  • Dinwiddie
  • Disputanta
  • Doran
  • Dublin
  • Duffield
  • Dulles
  • Dumbarton
  • Dumfries
  • Dunn Loring
  • Earlysville
  • East Highland Park
  • Edinburg
  • Elkton
  • Elkwood
  • Emporia
  • Exmore
  • Faber
  • Fairfax
  • Fairfax Station
  • Falls Church
  • Falls Mills
  • Falmouth
  • Farmville
  • Ferrum
  • Fieldale
  • Fincastle
  • Fishersville
  • Flint Hill
  • Floyd
  • Forest
  • Fork Union
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Fort Eustis
  • Fort Hunt
  • Fort Lee
  • Fort Monroe
  • Fort Myer
  • Franconia
  • Franklin
  • Fredericksburg
  • Front Royal
  • Gainesville
  • Galax
  • Gasburg
  • Gate City
  • Glade Spring
  • Glen Allen
  • Gloucester Point
  • Goochland
  • Gordonsville
  • Great Falls
  • Greenbush
  • Greenville
  • Gretna
  • Grimstead
  • Grottoes
  • Groveton
  • Grundy
  • Halifax
  • Hampden Sydney
  • Hampton
  • Hanover
  • Harrisonburg
  • Hartwood
  • Hayes
  • Haymarket
  • Heathsville
  • Herndon
  • Highland Springs
  • Hillsville
  • Hinton
  • Hollins
  • Honaker
  • Hopewell
  • Hot Springs
  • Huddleston
  • Hybla Valley
  • Idylwood
  • Independence
  • Irvington
  • Isle of Wight
  • Jamestown
  • Jarratt
  • Jetersville
  • Jonesville
  • Kenbridge
  • Keswick
  • Kilmarnock
  • King and Queen Court House
  • King George
  • King William
  • Kinsale
  • Lake Monticello
  • Lake Ridge
  • Lakeside
  • Lancaster
  • Laurel
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lebanon
  • Leesburg
  • Lexington
  • Lightfoot
  • Lignum
  • Lincolnia
  • Linden
  • Locust Grove
  • Lorton
  • Louisa
  • Lovettsville
  • Lovingston
  • Low Moor
  • Lunenburg
  • Luray
  • Lynchburg
  • Machipongo
  • Madison
  • Madison Heights
  • Manakin-Sabot
  • Manassas
  • Manassas Park
  • Manquin
  • Mantua
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Martinsville
  • Massanutten
  • Mathews
  • Matoaca
  • McGaheysville
  • McLean
  • Meadowview
  • Mechanicsville
  • Melfa
  • Merrifield
  • Middleburg
  • Middletown
  • Midland
  • Midlothian
  • Millwood
  • Mineral
  • Montclair
  • Monterey
  • Montrose
  • Montross
  • Mount Vernon
  • Narrows
  • Nassawadox
  • Natural Bridge
  • Nellysford
  • New Castle
  • New Church
  • New Market
  • New River
  • Newington
  • Newport News
  • Nokesville
  • Norfolk
  • North Springfield
  • Norton
  • Norwood
  • Nottoway Court House
  • Oakton
  • Occoquan
  • Oilville
  • Orange
  • Paeonian Springs
  • Painter
  • Palmyra
  • Pearisburg
  • Pembroke
  • Pennington Gap
  • Petersburg
  • Pocahontas
  • Poquoson
  • Portsmouth
  • Potomac Falls
  • Powhatan
  • Prince George
  • Prospect
  • Pulaski
  • Purcellville
  • Quantico
  • Quinton
  • Radford
  • Remington
  • Reston
  • Rhoadesville
  • Rich Creek
  • Richlands
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Rockville
  • Rocky Mount
  • Rose Hill
  • Round Hill
  • Ruckersville
  • Rustburg
  • Salem
  • Saltville
  • Saluda
  • Sandston
  • Scottsville
  • Shawsville
  • Shenandoah
  • Short Pump
  • Smithfield
  • South Boston
  • South Hill
  • Sperryville
  • Spotsylvania
  • Springfield
  • Stafford
  • Stanardsville
  • Stanley
  • Staunton
  • Steeles Tavern
  • Stephens City
  • Sterling
  • Strasburg
  • Stuart
  • Stuarts Draft
  • Studley
  • Suffolk
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • Sweet Briar
  • Tappahannock
  • Tazewell
  • The Plains
  • Timberlake
  • Toano
  • Triangle
  • Troutville
  • Troy
  • Tuckahoe
  • Tysons
  • Upperville
  • Urbanna
  • Vansant
  • Verona
  • Victoria
  • Vienna
  • Vinton
  • Virgilina
  • Virginia Beach
  • Wakefield
  • Walkerton
  • Wallops Island
  • Warm Springs
  • Warrenton
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • Waterford
  • Wattsville
  • Waverly
  • Waynesboro
  • Weber City
  • West Falls Church
  • West McLean
  • West Point
  • West Springfield
  • Weyers Cave
  • White Stone
  • Williamsburg
  • Williamsville
  • Winchester
  • Wirtz
  • Wise
  • Wolf Trap
  • Woodberry Forest
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodlake
  • Woodlawn
  • Woodstock
  • Wyndham
  • Wytheville
  • Yorktown
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