Bedford County Economic Development

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Business License

Bedford County requires no business license

Many business owners are surprised to learn that Bedford County requires no business license. This is just another sign that Bedford County keeps things simple for business owners. If your bank or insurance company requests a copy of your business license, you may use this letter that explains the county’s “no business license” standard.

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Depending on the type of business you are developing, please keep in mind that you may be required to apply for other specialty licenses or permits through Bedford County or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For those businesses that are located within the Town of Bedford boundaries, please refer to the Town’s website for further information about business licenses and other matters. The Town of Bedford, for example, imposes a reduced $30 business license flat fee as of 2014.