Business License

All individuals, firms or corporations, who conduct any trade, profession, business or occupations, or who maintains an office in their home located within Page County are required to secure a Page County Business License.  Business licenses are an annual license tax.

Applying for a Business License

You will need to have your business set up PRIOR to applying for a Business License including a federal "Employer Identification Number" (EIN) and registering with the State Corporation Commission, if applicable. A federal EIN, also knows as a "Taxpayer Identification Number," is used in lieu of a personal social security number to identify a business entity for the purpose of tax administration. Businesses are requested to provide a federal EIN as opposed to a security number. You can apply for an EIN using the IRS's free, fast, interview-style online EIN application at


A business license must be purchased from the Commissioner of the Revenue Office after the applicant receives their final approval from the Zoning Office, prior to the start of any business activity.

Renewals & Rates

  • Outside contractors, contractors who are located outside Page County taxing jurisdiction, such as the Towns of Luray, Stanley, and Shenandoah, other counties and/or states. March 1 is the renewal deadline for existing businesses.
  • Penalty and interest will be assessed after the March 1 deadline.
  • Various rates for various types of businesses are assessed on gross receipts. 

Expedited Business Licenses

Expedited business licenses, which include home occupation and virtual businesses, require approval by the Zoning Administrator and Building Official, unless the home occupation is being operated in an accessory building, in which case, it shall require a Special Use Permit, in accordance with § 125-15, of the Page County Code.

Non-Expedited Business License

Non-expedited business licenses, which include all businesses except home occupations and virtual businesses, requires approval by the Zoning, Building, Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Health.