• Cost of the Business License
  • Determine Business Tangible Property Tax
  • Get Approval by the City Planning Department
  • Get a Letter of Authorization from the Health Department
  • Register a Trade Name, Fictitious Name, DBA, etc.

What You Need to Bring with You if You Apply in Person

When applying in person, please allow at least one hour to complete the application process. To help your application process go faster, be sure to bring these important documents with you:

  • Estimate of gross receipts through December 31st
  • Federal Tax ID number from the IRS (visit the Internal Revenue Service website to obtain online)
  • Identification (Picture ID)
  • If your business is a corporation, LLC, LLP, etc, please bring a copy of your certificate issued by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. For more information, go to the SCC website.
  • Lease of business location or other written documentation

Payment Methods

Methods of payment accepted by the Norfolk City Treasurer include:

  • Cash
  • Check (advisable to bring separate checks for each step mentioned above)
  • Credit Card (most major card companies accepted)
  • Debit Card (card must display either a MasterCard or Visa logo)

Additional Questions

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Business Tax Team at 757-664-7886