New businesses are required to apply for a business license prior to opening. If you file a SCHEDULE C or SCHEDULE C-EZ "Profit or Loss From a Business", and the address indicated on Line E is a York County address or if Line E is blank and you have a York County mailing address; you are considered engaged in business and are required to obtain a York County Business License. If you do not, you are in violation of State and County laws.
Businesses locating in commercial buildings should allow 30-45 days for building inspections (fire, zoning, building regulations) prior to opening. In addition, if the business has a trade name, a FICTITIOUS NAME CERTIFICATE must be filed with the York County Clerk of Circuit Court before applying for a business license. All other businesses are required to file a renewal APPLICATION and pay their license fee or tax annually by March 1. Each business must apply for the license and pay the applicable fee or tax in the Commissioner of the Revenue's office. The license fee is based on the gross receipts from the previous year (or, for new businesses, the anticipated gross receipts for the year, which will be adjusted, as needed, the next renewal year.) Contractors applying for a new license or a renewal license must also submit a "WORKER'S COMPENSATION CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION" form.
Alert To Virginia Corporations Regarding Solicitation From Corporate Records Service
WORKER'S COMPENSATION REQUIREMENTS
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The York County Economic Development Authority has relaunched an easy-to-use market research site, which allows interested parties the ability to search for available commercial property and building information in the county. This useful site, www.YorkCountySites.com, was created on a mobile platform so it can be accessed via cell phone and tablet devices. New and existing businesses can access updated maps, aerial photos and demographic and business analysis reports. For more information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at 757-890-3317.
CONTRACTORS AND SUB-CONTRACTORS
NEW STATE LAW FOR
ARCHITECTS AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
During the 2011 Virginia General Assembly Session, HB1974 was passed and became effective July 1, 2011. ALL architects and professional engineers are required to provide the same documentation to localities as is currently required by contractors and sub-contractors prior to being issued a business license.
ALL contractors and sub-contractors and ALL architects and engineers applying for or renewing a business license in any locality in the State of Virginia, are required to furnish, either (1) a copy of your Virginia State License issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), or (2) a written statement, supported by an affidavit, that licensure or certification is not required by the state. Failure to comply will prohibit the issuance of the York County Business License.
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) regulates who is required to have a Virginia State License. For further information you can contact DPOR at (804) 367-8500 or you may VISIT THEIR WEBSITE Select "Online License Service".