Prior year license applications:
2014 Application for Business, Professional, and Occupational License Form
2013 Application for Business, Professional, and Occupational License Form
2012 Application for Business, Professional, and Occupational License Form
2011 Application for Business, Professional, and Occupational License Form
Licensing Requirements - Businesses operating in Prince William County are required to apply for a business license. With few exceptions, a separate license is required for each individual business location and for each individual business operation/occupation/profession.
The requirements for a business license differ by business type and circumstance. The requirements are explained in greater detail within the license application. Additional information and answers to common questions can be found in the Business License Instruction Sheet.
Licensing Tax - No license tax is imposed on businesses that have gross receipts (purchases in the case of wholesale merchants) less than $250,000 for the license year, but these businesses must still file a business license application.
Contractors - The following documentation is required.
1. 2015 Certificate-of-Workers-Compensation-Insurance-Form-61A
2. Copy of the Virginia-issued Contractor's License
3. County Home Improvement Contractor License - For use by those contractors or persons engaging in the home improvement business who are not required to be licensed by the state as a contractor.
4. Affidavit for Contractor License Exemption - Affidavit to be completed for each contractor claiming exemption from the Virginia Contractor License requirement. (Code of Virginia § 54.1-1111)
Home-Based/Self Employed Businesses - The County zoning ordinance requires persons engaged in a home occupation to obtain a Home Occupation Certificate.
Starting a Business - Starting a new business, whether commercial or home-based, owners should contact the Planning Zoning Administration Office at 703-792-6830 and speak with a Zoning Technician.
Business Located in a Town - Businesses located in Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, and Quantico should contact their respective town offices for information concerning their town's business license requirements.