Business License Taxes

If this is your first year in business, your license tax is based on an estimate of your gross receipts. Once your business has been in operation for a full calendar year, the business license tax will be based on the previous year’s gross receipts.


The Business License Application (PDF) may be printed and mailed to the Commissioner’s office at:
Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 2964
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Take a look at the Business License Tax Schedule (PDF) that is utilized to determine the amount of the Business License Tax.


Pursuant to the provisions of Virginia Code Section 58.1-3703.1(A)(5), any taxpayer assessed with a local business license tax as the result of an appealable event may apply within one year from the last day of the tax year for which such assessment is made, or within one year from the date of such appealable event to the Commissioner of the Revenue. Review the Administrative Appeals Process for Business License Assessment (PDF) for more information.

For More Information

For further information regarding Business License Tax, call 434-970-3170 or email the Business License Tax Office