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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, Business Licenses are issued by the Town and allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the Town’s limits. A flat annual business permit of $30 is required and renewal of business licenses should be done by the end of January every year. For more information on licenses and fees within the Town limits, visit the Town’s website.