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Contractor’s Business License Application Checklist

A business license application is required for every local contractor, and for out-of-town contractors performing more than $25,000 work in the City in a calendar year.

If you are a contractor whose office is located outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, you are required to secure a City Business License.

If you are an out of town or out of state contractor, you must get your license prior to the first day you begin work. If you have an office in the City of Hopewell, you are required to renew your license by March 1st of each year.

Contractors must submit:

  • Completed and signed business license application.
  • If a corporation, LLC, or partnership: copy of Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) Certificate.
    http://www.scc.virginia.gov/
  • Copy of Liability Insurance.
  • Copy of valid Virginia Class A, B, or C Contractor’s License. (Name and business entity type on
    Business License Application, SCC Certificate, Contractor’s License and Virginia Workers’
    Compensation Letter of Compliance must match exactly; no exceptions.) http://www.dpor.virginia.gov
  • Copy of Acknowledgement of Compliance from the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission
    Insurance Department https://webfile.workcomp.virginia.gov/portal/vwc-portal/Form61A (no
    exceptions). Do not send copies of workers’ compensation insurance certificates.

Useful Phone Numbers:

Business License Inspector (licensing, assessment, adjustments) (804) 541-2237
Treasurer (account balance, payment, collections) (804) 541-2240
Code Compliance (permits) (804) 541-2220
State Corporation Commission (assumed name registration) (804) 371-9733
State Board for Contractors (state licensing) (804) 367-8511
State Corporation Commission (corporate/LLC registration) (804) 371-9733
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Insurance Department (804) 205-3586

IMPORTANT:
Once you open a business license account, you must either renew it every year or close it by sending a written
notice to:

Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 1604
Hopewell, VA 23860

FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS TAXES AND COULD RESULT IN COLLECTIONS ACTIVITY.

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