Register a Trade Name
Effective January 1, 2020, the Circuit Court Clerk's Office will no longer be recording trade name certificates. For information on how and where to file a trade name, please contact the State Corporation Commission Clerk's Office at 804-371-9733 or 866-722-2551.
Register a Corporation or Limited Partnership
All corporations (foreign and domestic) and limited partnerships conducting business in Virginia must register with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). To become incorporated in Virginia, an organization must file articles of incorporation and amendments with the SCC.
State Corporation Commission
P.O. Box 1197
Richmond, VA 23218
In State: 800-552-7945
Out of State: 866-722-2551
State Corporation Commission website
State Contractors License
All contractors must register with the State Board for Contractors. A Class A Contractor's License is required for applicants who bid upon or undertake single jobs of $120,000 or more with no limit on aggregate annual totals. A Class B Contractor's License is required if an applicant bids upon or undertakes single jobs of $10,000 or more but less than $120,000 with an aggregate total of $750,000. A Class C Contractor's license is required if an applicant bids upon or undertakes single jobs of $1,000 up to $9,999 with an aggregate annual total of $150,000.
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Contractors
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website
Alcoholic Beverage License
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control exercises a monopoly over the importation and sale of alcoholic beverages other than beer and wine. Licenses are issued for the manufacture of liquors, the wholesaling of beer and wine, the sale of beer and wine, and the sale at retail of spirits by the drink.
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
1103 S Military Highway
P.O. Box 1486
Chesapeake, VA 23327
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control website