Business License

Most businesses located within Goochland County are subject to the Goochland County business license tax. This is a tax on the privilege of engaging in a licensable business activity within the County, and it is calculated upon gross receipts (or gross purchases in the case of wholesale merchants).

New businesses must obtain all required licenses prior to beginning business in the County, and a late payment penalty of up to 10% of the tax due will be imposed along with interest if the licenses are not obtained within 30 days of the date the business opened. For existing businesses, renewal applications and appropriate tax payments must be filed in the Commissioner's Office or postmarked on or before March 1 each year to avoid the late payment penalty and interest.

For assistance with the business license application or the licensing process, please contact the Commissioner's Office at (804) 556-5807, or visit the office during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Download Business Tax Forms

The Commissioner of the Revenue administers several local business taxes, including the business license, business tangible personal property tax, and machinery and tools tax.

You may download the blank forms for use in filing the tax, but the completed forms, with the exception of the business license application, must be filed by regular mail, facsimile or email in order to be accepted as a valid filing. The business license tax form, which requires accompanying payment, may not be filed by facsimile or email. After completing the desired form, please send a printed copy to us via U.S. Mail or delivery address (for express delivery only) listed below. The business tangible personal property tax form or the machinery and tools tax form may be sent via facsimile at (804) 556-2483. In addition to the printed instructions on the form, we provide assistance, at no charge, in completing these forms. After reading the instructions, if you require assistance in completing the form, please call us at (804) 556-5807.

Mailing and Delivery Address

Mail to

Commissioner of the Revenue, P.O. Box 60 Goochland, VA 23063

Express Mail

Commissioner of the Revenue Attn: Business License Section 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Room 230                Goochland, VA 23063

Fax

The business tangible personal property tax form or the machinery and tools tax form may be sent via facsimile at (804) 556-2483. The business license tax form, which requires accompanying payment, may not be filed by facsimile.