Contact Information

Business Compliance Team

Phone: (540) 658-4132
Fax: (540) 658-4120
Live Chat

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Physical Address
1300 Courthouse Road
2nd Floor
Stafford, VA 22554-1300 

Mailing Address
PO Box 98
StaffordVA 22555
Register Business (New & Existing)
Looking to start or move your business into Stafford County? Click here to get started.  

Business Certificate
Stafford County doesn't have business license or BPOL, rather we issue business certificates to those who stay in compliance.   

Close Business
If your business closed, moved or changed ownership, then the business owner must complete and return the Closed Business Affidavit.

Annual Business Filing
Section 58.1-3518: The Code of Virginia requires that ALL tangible personal property (business property) owned, leased, rented, or borrowed as of January 1 of each year, which was used or available for use in a business / profession in Stafford County shall file a return.

Sales & Excise Tax
Information regarding Meals Tax, Transient Occupancy Tax and Short Term Rental Tax.

Business Property Updates
Do you need to update your business' mailing address update or need to add/remove business use vehicles from your account?  Click here.

Business Tax Assessments
Information about Business Property, Merchants Capital, Data Centers and Machinery & Tools Annual Assessments.

Online Forms
Business Registration, Online Annual Business Filing (CLOSED for 2022), 2019 - 2022 Annual Business Filings, Closed Business Affidavit, Online Business Account Set Up Instructions, Online Business Account - Meals & Transient Occupancy Filing Instructions. .

E-Filing Portal
File & Pay: Annual Business Property Returns, Meals Tax and/or Transient Occupancy Tax.