Business License Requirements
The licenses and permits you need depend on the type of business you plan to operate. This checklist offers a quick reference to all licenses and permits you may need. Review the following information to help you determine the licenses/permits that are applicable to your business and the documentation you may need to obtain each.
In addition to local licensing and permitting, some professions such as attorneys, barbers, cosmetologists, contractors, medical doctors, morticians, etc. require additional Commonwealth of Virginia licensing. For state certification requirements please refer to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website.
The following checklist and the services described are designed to help you understand the licensing and permitting process of operating a business in the City of Martinsville.