Business Compliance Team
Phone: (540) 658-4132
Fax: (540) 658-4120
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554-1300
PO Box 98
Stafford, VA 22555
Businesses that are located in Stafford County are required to register with our office since we do not have a business license nor BPOL.
Looking to start or move your business into Stafford County? Or is the business changing ownership? Click here to learn the responsibilities and annual requirements there are when conducting business on the county level.
Business Tax Assessments
Business Property taxes are not prorated. Click here to learn more about the assessment of Business Property (BP), Merchants Capital (MC), Data Centers and Machinery & Tools (MT).
Sales & Excise Tax
This section is for food establishments (Meals Tax), temporary lodging (Transient Occupancy Tax) and short-term rental businesses (Short-Term Rental Tax).
Annual Business Filing
2023 Business Filings Due February 15
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.
Business Registration, Annual Business Filings (2019 - 2023), Report: Vehicle Business-Use Vehicle Purchase/Sold/Totaled/Donated/Junked, Close Business Affidavit
File & Pay: Annual Business Property Returns, Meals Tax and/or Transient Occupancy Tax
If your business closed, moved or changed ownership, then the business owner must complete and return the Closed Business Affidavit.
New Resident Guide
Everything citizens need to know when living Stafford County