Please Note: Although Location Island does allow certain forms of advertising on our Resource Pages, we do our best to make sure that these sections are well defined under the heading "Advertising". All of the links to the various states, municipalities, utilities, chambers of commerce, etc. are meant to be DIRECT links and are unmodified by us in any way. If you find any discrepancies with any of the official links in this section, please let us know and we will take the appropriate actions. For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please consult our Privacy Policy.

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County Website - The Official County website of Arlington County, VA

County Code - The Official County Code for Arlington County, VA

Licenses & Permits – A County website that offers quick access to registering a business, scheduling inspections, obtaining food permits, etc.

Green Building Incentive Program - The purpose of Arlington County’s Green Building Density Incentive Policy for Site Plans is to encourage private developers of large office, high-rise residential, and mixed use projects to design, construct, and operate environmentally responsible buildings.   The bonus density program applies to special exception site plan requests for bonus density and/or height. 

Arlington Economic Development – Arlington Economic Development (AED) is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places. AED provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington’s business community, its tourism industry and its real estate development.

Arlington County GIS Mapping –Links to data and maps of Arlington County, including a wide variety of population, housing, land use, and geographic information about the County.

Arlington County Planning Commission - the Arlington County Planning Commission is a citizen advisory board authorized by the Virginia State Code to promote the orderly development of the locality and its environs by advising the Arlington County Board on land use matters.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) - Exercises a monopoly over the importation and sale of all alcoholic beverages except beer and wine. The Board also issues licenses for the manufacture of liquor, the wholesaling of beer and wine, the sale of beer and wine, and the retail sale of spirits by the drink.

Arlington County, Virginia

Electric Service - Dominion Virginia Power provides the regulated delivery (distribution) of electricity to your home or business. Ask your local utility about what electricity supplier choices are available to you.

Washington Gas - Delivers natural gas to your home or business and responds to any emergency involving your gas service. Ask your local utility about what natural gas supplier choices are available to you.

Trash & Recycling/Water/Sewer Services - Call the Arlington County Utilities Services Office 228-6570 (TTY: 703-228-4611). Homeowners, and possibly renters, need to establish a County utilities account for these services.


The Official Website - of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Business One-Stop - Are you thinking of starting a business in Virginia and need more information? The links on this site are a listing of numerous topics that you may want to consider before starting your business.

Virginia Economic Development  - For out of state resources information.

VDoT – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels.

Adopt a Highway - The Adopt-a-Highway program provides an opportunity for you or your family, business or civic group to clean up litter.

VDot Traffic Data - All of the traffic data publications that The Virginia Department of Transportation produces are available to the public on this web site.  The most recent editions are for calendar year 2008.

Food Services - The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services, has over fifteen hundred food services facilities under permit. The Food Protection Program consist of four major categories; Facility Plan Review, Food Service Personnel Training, Regulatory Inspections & Enforcement Actions.

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) – Controls the distribution of alcoholic beverages; operate efficient, conveniently located retail outlets; enforce the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to alcoholic beverages and youth access to tobacco products; and provide excellent customer service, a reliable source of revenue, and effective public safety.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance - The mission of the Department of Business Assistance is to promote economic growth by helping Virginia businesses prosper.

License Lookup and Disciplinary Actions - The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation provides information regarding the licensee, complaint histories, and disciplinary actions involving licensees. Search by name, license number, or zip code.

Chapter 1 - District of Columbia S.C.O.R.E. Chapter

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

Arlington County Chamber of Commerce

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington - Representing restaurants and the food
service industry in the District of Columbia, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties.


* Arlington County, VA
Arlington, VA is comprised of many unincorporated neighborhoods and "Urban Villages"
that are often referred to as if they were infact incorporated towns
but these areas do not have their own governmental structures.

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