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Business Compliance Team
Commissioner of the Revenue

Phone: (540) 658-4132 Option #1
Fax: (540) 658-4120
Email
Live Chat

Office and Live Chat 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

Overview
Businesses that are located in Stafford County are required to register with our office since we do not have a business license nor BPOL.  

Register Business

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).

Meals Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax
This section is for food establishments (Meals Tax) and temporary lodging (Transient Occupancy Tax).

Short-Term Rental Tax
This section is for short-term rental businesses (Short-Term Rental Tax).

Annual Business Filing
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.

Online Forms
Business Registration, Annual Business Filings (2019 - 2023), Report: Vehicle Business-Use Vehicle Purchase/Sold/Totaled/Donated/Junked, Close Business Affidavit

E-Filing Portal
File & Pay: Annual Business Property Returns (CLOSED FOR 2024), Meals Tax and/or Transient Occupancy Tax

Close Business
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