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Requirements For Purchasing
City of Petersburg Business License


Must Obtain A Business Action Form (For Businesses Operating From A Business Location)
Commissioner Of Revenue-1st Fl -City Hall - (804)733-2315


Home Based Business-Home Occupation Permit
3rd Fl Room 304 - City Hall
No Fee - (804)733-2308

Trade Name - Register With Circuit Court Clerk
Courthouse Hill - $10.00 Fee (804)733-2367
Corporation Or LLC - Copy State Certification From State Of Virginia
Names & Address Of Officers, Registered Agent Name & Address - (804)371-9733
Federal Id Number (IRS 1-800-829-4933 Ext 1)
Daycare Care Centers And Adult Homes - Copy Of State Certifications

Home Based Child Care
Copy Home Occupation Permit Or Special Use Permit (804)733-2308

Professionals - Physicians Or Dentist - Copy Of State Medical Card
Lawyer - Copy Of State Bar Card
Real Estate - Copy Of State Realtors Card

Contractor- Copy Of Va State Class "A", "B" Or "C" License (804)367-8511
Copy Tradesman Certification
Worker's Compensation Certification (3 Or More Employees)

Beautician Or Barber- Copy State Cosmetology Or Barber License
(804)367-8509 Shop Owners- Copy Of Salon License
Booth Rentals- Letter From Shop Owner

Nail Technicians - Copy Of State Nail Technician License
Shop Owners- Copy Of Salon License (804)367-8509
Booth Rentals- Letter From Shop Owner

Sale Of Alcoholic Beverages - Copy Of State Abc License (1-800-552-3200) Food Sales - Copy Of Local Health Permit (804)863-1652

Gross Receipts Of $50,000 Or Less Pay Minimum $50.00 Business Permit Fee
Gross Receipts Over $50,000 Will Pay Gross Receipts Tax At Rate Listed Below:

Gross Receipts Tax Rates:
  • Retail .20 Per $100
  • Personal Service .32 Per $100
  • Contractors .16 Per $100
  • Repair Service .32 Per $100
  • Professional .58 Per $100