Business License

Business Licenses 
A business license is an authorization stating you may operate your business in the Town of Dumfries. All businesses must obtain a business license from the Town before operating. Business licenses are administered through the Treasurer’s Office.

A New Business License is Required When:

  • Starting a new business
  • Relocating an existing business
  • Expanding an existing business
  • A change in ownership occurs

General Facts about Business Licenses:

  • An inspection of your business premises will be required prior to obtaining a business license.
  • Your business license is valid from January 1st to December 31st of each year and must be renewed annually.
  • You must post your business license at your business—it must always be visible.
  • In addition to your primary business license, you may need additional business licenses based on the specific use of your business.


Contact the Treasurer’s Office for an application for a business license or see if any other uses require a business license at 703-221-3400 or download the application.

Contact the Treasurer’s Office for an application for an Alcoholic Beverage License at 703-221-3400 or download the Alcoholic Beverage License Application.

Contact the Treasurer’s Office for a Meals Tax Form at 703-221-3400 or download the Meals Tax Form