The Commissioner of the Revenue assesses Roanoke County Business Professional Occupational License taxes on businesses operating in Roanoke County. Most of the County license taxes are levied on the basis of gross receipts. Annual licenses are valid for each calendar year and must be renewed by March 1st of each year.
New businesses must obtain a license within 30 days of the day it begins business in Roanoke County. Solicitors, Itinerant Merchants, and Peddlers must obtain a Roanoke County License immediately and prominently display this license.
Delinquent taxes must be paid before the business license can be issued. All individuals, businesses and building contractors doing work in the County must be licensed. Click on the link below to obtain the necessary application forms to complete prior to coming to our office.
The Business License Zoning Compliance Checklist must be completed as part of this Business License Application PRIOR to approval. Please contact Planning and Zoning at (540) 772-2068 if you have questions regarding their regulations.
Using a Fictitous Name, Trade Name, or DBA (Doing Business As)
If you plan to use a fictitous name, trade name or DBA name for your business, you must register this name with the Clerk of Circuit Court
prior to making an application for Business License.
For Further Information, call (540) 772-2046 ext. 108, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jerome "Jerry" M. Hoer
Master Deputy Commissioner
Business Ordinance Inspector