How do I get a business license? Can I run a business from my home?

The County of Louisa does not issue business licenses. If you are a contractor, click here for a Louisa County Contractors License application form.

New businesses need to complete the New Business Registration form. If you plan to operate the business from your home, you will need to contact the Community Development Department to see if a Home Occupation permit is required and that the business in question is allowed by right based on the zoning of your property. 

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1. What permits will I need in order to build?
2. Do I need a permit for a fence?
3. My permit indicates I need a foundation survey and/or setback certification, what does this mean?
4. Do I need an inspection?
5. Do I need a building permit for a shed?
6. How long will the permitting process take?
7. How can I obtain copies of my plat and deed?
8. How do I get a business license? Can I run a business from my home?
9. I have septic system questions.
10. I have retaining wall questions.