Virginia Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Virginia Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Virginia construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Virginia. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Virginia. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Virginia Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Virginia today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Virginia. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Virginia, and across the US.


Virginia Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Virginia Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Virginia Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


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

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  • Arlington County
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  • Campbell County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Charles City County
  • Charlotte County
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  • Clarke County
  • Craig County
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  • 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
  • Northampton County
  • Northumberland County
  • Nottoway County
  • Orange County
  • Page County
  • Patrick County
  • Pittsylvania County
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince Edward County
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  • Prince William County
  • Pulaski County
  • Rappahannock County
  • Richmond County
  • Roanoke County
  • Rockbridge County
  • Rockingham County
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
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  • Smyth County
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  • 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

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  • Abingdon
  • Accomac
  • Afton
  • Alberta
  • Aldie
  • Alexandria
  • Altavista
  • Amelia Court House
  • Amherst
  • Annandale
  • Appomattox
  • Aquia Harbour
  • Arcola
  • Ark
  • Arlington
  • Ashburn
  • Ashland
  • Atkins
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  • Big Island
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  • Blacksburg
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  • Chatham
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  • 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
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  • Fincastle
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  • Flint Hill
  • Floyd
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  • Franconia
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  • 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
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  • Harrisonburg
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  • Highland Springs
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  • Hinton
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  • Hot Springs
  • Huddleston
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  • Idylwood
  • Independence
  • Irvington
  • Isle of Wight
  • Jamestown
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  • Jetersville
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  • Kenbridge
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  • Kinsale
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  • Merrifield
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  • Midland
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  • Weyers Cave
  • White Stone
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  • Winchester
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  • Woodberry Forest
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