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Retail businesses of all sorts including toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.
Other General Merchandise Store licenses
In the heart of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, Norfolk is a major commercial hub. The city's economy relies heavily on military, defense contracting, shipping and rail transportation. The Norfolk community has a large military family population and retail businesses are popular as well.
Local city ordinances require the licensing of all businesses. Additionally, Virginia's many regulations require a large number of state licenses, even for many simple small businesses.
Businesses in Norfolk
Actual License Applications
Instructions for Filing the Applications
Licensing Authority’s Contact
Fees and Timeline Information