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Blacksburg has more than 1,000 businesses. The Town of Blacksburg strives to assist businesses by providing quality services and a customer friendly environment. Businesses are assessed an annual Professional and Occupational License, (BPOL), tax based on annual gross receipts. Business licenses can be obtained in three to five business days.

Aside from issuing business licenses, the town does not regulate businesses nor intervene in consumer disputes. Consumer complaints are handled by the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs, 1-800-552-9963, or the Better Business Bureau, 1-800-533-5501. For Blacksburg business license information contact the Finance Department at 540-443-1050. Businesses interested in bid and request for proposal listings should visit the purchasing section of the site for these resources and links to other useful sites. 

New Businesses: When you apply for a business license bring an estimate of your gross receipts for the current year to the Department of Financial Services. You will also need a Certificate of Occupancy, or if your business is located in your home, a Home Occupation Permit. These can be obtained from the Planning and Building Department, 540-443-1300, at no charge.

Existing Businesses: Filing and payment deadline is March 1, (or the next business day if March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday), on the previous year's gross receipts.

Finance Department
300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-443-1050
businesslicensegroup@blacksburg.gov

For the fee schedule, please see our Tax Rates page

Solicitors, Itinerant Merchants and Peddlers

Door to door solicitors in the Town of Blacksburg must be registered with the Finance Department. Solicitor's permits are issued only upon the applicant passing a police background check.  Solicitors not bearing a solicitor's permit with a photo attached should be reported to the Police Department at 540-961-1150. Please see Town code Chapter 19 for more information.


Downloads

Forms

Town of Blacksburg Business License Application (27.5kb pdf)
Home Occupation License Application (24kb pdf)
Town of Blacksburg Annual Business License Renewal Form (124kb pdf)
Change of Address (1.25mb pdf)
Certificate of Workers Compensation Insurance Form-61A (223kb pdf)

Reports

New Business Licenses Issued January, 2017 (8kb pdf) 
New Business Licenses Issued February, 2017 (9.74kb pdf) 
New Business Licenses Issued March, 2017 (11.9kb pdf) 
New Business Licenses Issued April, 2017 (10kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued May, 2017 (8.24kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued June, 2016 (9.67kb pdf) 
New Business Licenses Issued July, 2016 (9.53kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued August, 2016 (9.49kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued September, 2016(10kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued October, 2016 (8.09kb pdf)
New Business Licenses Issued November, 2016 (9.61kb pdf) 
New Business Licenses Issued December, 2016 (8kb pdf)

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