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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Phone: 757-890-3381   TDD: 757-890-3621
Office Hours: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Checkpoints for Starting a Business


Mailing Address:
PO Box 190 
Yorktown, VA 23690-0190
Physical Address:
120 Alexander-Hamilton Blvd.
Yorktown, VA 23690

Business License:
FAX: 757-890-3380

Personal Property & State Income Tax:

Real Estate Tax:

Fax: 757-890-3389
TDD: 757-890-3621


Driving Directions


  • Zoning and Code Enforcement:  All businesses are required to file for zoning clearance.  The application is completed by the Commissioner of the Revenue's office and forwarded to the Department of Environmental & Development Services for final approval. Sign permits may be obtained through the same office and you must apply for a business license prior to the approval of such permit.
  • Site Plan:  If you are constructing a new building or renovating an existing        
    structure, you may need to prepare a site plan according to the York County Zoning Ordinance and submit it to the Department of Environmental & Development Services.
  • Building Permit:  Plans for proposed new construction or renovation/ alteration of existing buildings require issuance of a building permit. Plans must be submitted for review and approval.
  • Trade Name Registration: Apply for Fictitious Name Certificate at the Clerk of the Circuit Court, phone (757) 890-3350.
  • Business License:  Apply for a business license, phone (757) 890-3383.
  • Worker Classification: Independent Contractor vs. Employee:  Worker classification affects how you file your tax return and pay your federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes. To assist you with determining this distinction, download the IRS Publication 1779 Independent Contractor vs. Employee brochure. For more information, please visit the IRS website.
  • Business Personal Property:  File a Business Personal Property Tax Form.

Download this helpful "How to Start a Business in York County" brochure!

The Office of Economic Development has created a "York County Business Resource Guide" to assists business owners and developers interested in locating or developing in the County.