Business Licensing: Additional Information

 

DETERMINING THE BUSINESS LOCATION

To determine whether your business is located within the Town of Smithfield, Town of Windsor, or within Isle of Wight County, please click on the link below.

Icon of Address Ranges within the County Address Ranges within the County (75.8 KiB)

ZONING PERMIT

Isle of Wight County code regulates where a business may operate. The Commissioner of the Revenue’s office will issue a business license¬†once the Department of Planning and Zoning has issued a zoning permit.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control oversees the importation and sale of alcoholic beverages, excluding beer and wine. Licenses are issued for the manufacture of liquors, wholesale of beer and wine, and the retail sale of spirits by the drink. Contact the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by phone, 757.825.7830, or mail:

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 4907 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton VA 23669

STATE CONTRACTORS LICENSE

All contractors must register with the State Board of Contractors. A CLASS A Contractors License is required for contractors who bid on or undertake single jobs of $70,000 or more, or a total volume of $500,000 or more within a 12 month period. A CLASS B Contractors License is required for contractors who bid on or undertake single jobs more than $7,500 but less than $70,000. A CLASS C Contractors License is required for contractors who bid on or undertake single jobs more than $1,000 but less than $7,500. Contact the Board of Contractors by phone, 804.367.8511, or mail:

Virginia Department of Commerce Board of Contractors 3600 W. Broad St Richmond VA 23230.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

Barber shops, beauty salons and restaurants must be inspected by the Health Department. Contact the Health Department at 757.727.1172 for more information.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Employers with three or more regular employees are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance at no cost to the employee. Insurance can be purchased with a private provider, or a business may apply to be self-insured with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission, phone 804.367.8664.

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission 1000 DMV Drive Richmond, VA 23220

REGISTER A PARTNERSHIP OR TRADE NAME

General partnerships and trade names should be registered with the Clerk of Circuit Court, phone 757.365.6233. A $12.50 fee is required. To request a form by mail send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Clerk of the Circuit Court P.O. Box 110 Isle of Wight, VA 23397

REGISTER A CORPORATION

All corporations (foreign and domestic) limited partnerships and limited liability corporations conducting business in Virginia must register with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. To become incorporated in Virginia, file your articles of incorporation and amendments with the State Corporation Commission. Phone 804.371.9733 or mail to:

State Corporation Commission, PO BOX 1197, Richmond VA 23209.

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