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If no, then you do not need a City of Martinsville business license.
If you are unsure of the boundary lines, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue Office Real Estate Division at 276-403-5129 or refer to the City of Martinsville GIS maps.
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Contact the Inspections Department to determine if the property passes building and fire code requirements.
If yes, contact Economic Development for information on an available property, or the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.
If no, continue to the next question.
If yes, contact the Zoning and Inspections Office for special use requirements.
If yes, contact the Community Development office for sign code compliance, or for plan review, building permit and certificate of occupancy issuance. After contact, continue to the next question.
If yes, contact the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) or Roanoke Regional Office:2943 D Peters Creek RoadRoanoke, VA 24019Phone: 540-562-3604Once state licensing is received contact the City of Martinsville Commissioner of the Revenue to obtain your local ABC license. After contact, continue to the next question.
If yes, contact Martinsville-Henry County Health Department for approval:295 Commonwealth BoulevardP.O. Box 1032Martinsville, VA 24114Phone: 276-638-2311Fax: 276-638-3537After contact, continue to the next question. You must register with the City of Martinsville Commissioner of the Revenue for City of Martinsville Meals Tax Collection when you apply for your business license. See the Meals Tax Registration Form (PDF).
If yes, contact the Virginia Employment Commission regarding withholding information at:233 W Commonwealth BoulevardMartinsville, VA 24112Phone: 276-634-3600You may obtain workman’s compensation insurance from your own insurance company. After contact, continue to the next question.
If yes, contact the State Board for Contractors for state licensing requirements. You will also need to provide a Certificate of Insurance for Worker’s Compensation with the Commissioner of the Revenue when applying for a business license. Download Form 61A (PDF).
If yes, contact the State Corporation Commission Clerk’s Office at 804-371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia at 866-722-2551, or visit their website.
If yes, download forms and find business-related information at IRS. Bring your Federal ID number with you when you apply for your business license.
If yes, register for a Virginia sales tax number by downloading and filing Form R-1 (PDF) from the Virginia Department of Taxation (Instructions for State Business Registration Form (PDF)). You can also register for Virginia taxes online.
If yes, register online with the State Corporation Commission Clerk's Office. There is a $10 filing fee. For more information regarding fictitious names please refer to the State Corporation Commission website. Bring the proof of registration from the Clerk's office when you come to complete your business license application with the Commissioner of the Revenue.
If yes, the Commissioner of the Revenue will establish your personal property account when you file your business license application.
If yes, contact the Martinsville City Manager’s office for permit requirements at 276-403-5182.
If yes, congratulations! You are ready to submit your application for a City of Martinsville Business License!
Please complete your Business License Application (PDF). If you need assistance with completing the application, you may contact the Business License Auditor in the Commissioner’s office by phone at 276-403-5133.
Due to COVID-19, the Commissioner of the Revenue encourages you to complete the licensing process either by email, fax (276-403-5337), or phone (276-403-5133). The Business License Auditor in the Commissioner's office will tell you what documentation you will need to submit in addition to the business license application to complete the licensing process.