Business License Application

Step 2: Required information needs to be mailed to City of Fairfax

Below Documents are Required With Business License Application:

  • Copy of COMMERCIAL USE AND OCCUPANCY OR RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY USE AND OCCUPANCY PERMIT. Issued by the Office of Zoning, City of Fairfax, Room 207 of City Hall. You may contact them by phone at (703) 385-7820. (ALL BUSINESSES)
  • Copy of VIRGINIA SALES TAX REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE. Issued by the Virginia Department of Taxation. Requests can be sent to Registration Unit, P O Box 1114 Richmond, VA 23218-1114 and may be contacted be phone at (804) 367-8037. (RETAIL BUSINESSES ONLY)
  • Copy of REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME (as required by Code 1950 59.1-69). The Code of Virginia requires any person(s) or corporation, transacting business in this State, under any assumed or fictitious name to file a Certificate registering such name. This Certificate must be filed and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Court. The local office of the Clerk of the Court is located in the Fairfax County Judicial Center at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 and may be contacted by phone at (703) 246-4100. (BUSINESSES WISHING TO USE A NAME OTHER THAN OWNERSHIP NAME)
  • Copy of CERTIFICATE OF PARTNERSHIP (as required by Code 1950 50-74). No two or more persons shall carry on business as partners unless they sign and acknowledge a certificate setting forth the full names of each and every person composing the partnership and file this certificate with the office of the Clerk of the Court. The local office of the Clerk of the Court is located in the Fairfax County Judicial Center at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 and may be contacted by phone at (703) 246-4100. (PARTNERSHIPS ONLY)
  • Copy of CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION (as required by Code 1950 13.1 605/13.1-613). A domestic corporation (one formed in Virginia) is required to have a Certificate of Incorporation issued by the State Corporation Commission in order to transact business in this Commonwealth. Please provide us with your Certificate of Incorporation that reflects your firm's current corporate name, if corporate name changes have occurred since you first became incorporated. You may contact them at (804) 371-9733. (CORPORATION OR LLC)
  • Copy of CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSACT BUSINESS. (as required by Code 1950 13.1-757). A foreign corporation (one formed outside Virginia) may not transact business in this Commonwealth until it obtains a Certificate of Authority issued by the State Corporation Commission. You may contact the State Corporation Commission by phone at (804) 371-9733. (FOREIGN CORPORATIONS ONLY)
  • Copy of STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. If your business is a corporation, please submit a current copy of your annual report filed with the State Corporation Commission. Current documents must be on file with this office before your Business License Certificate can be issued. You may contact the State Corporation Commission by phone at (804) 371-9733. (CORPORATIONS ONLY)
  • Copy of VIRGINIA CONTRACTORS LICENSE. If you are a contractor please submit a current copy of your Virginia Contractors License, either Class A or B, as applicable. You may contact the State Contractors Board by phone at (804) 367-8511. (CONTRACTORS ONLY)

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