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County Website – The official Website of Prince William County, Virginia.

Planning & Zoning – The Official Website of Prince William County’s Planning & Zoning Department. 

The Department of Development Services (DDS) - Provides service to the County’s development customers through a partnership approach in order to streamline the development process. The department includes Land Development, Building DevelopmentProject Early Assistance, and the Development Ombudsman

Building Permits & Construction – For all information relating to Building Permits, Scheduling Inspections, Plan Reviews, Codes, Policies, Etc.

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development - The Department of Economic Development was formed by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) to provide comprehensive service delivery to non-retail businesses.

Licenses & Permits – For information pertaining to Business Professional & Occupational Licenses, Fire Marshal Plan Reviews and Inspections and information about starting a business in the county.

The Prince William County GIS Division - Has several interactive web applications that will assist with your business decisions. These applications allow users to access information for geographic data through interactive tools and basic map creation.

ServSafe - Is a Food Safety Course of the National Restaurant Association offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension. This certification course is intended for managers and employees of food service operations for hotels, restaurants, schools, clubs, and institutions.

Health Department – The Official Website of Prince William County’s Department of Health.

Department of Taxes & Assesments - For information concerning property assesments, tax exemtion information, how to pay your taxes (including preferred methods) and all other tax-related information for Prince William County, VA.

Environmental Information & Services - A county maintained website offering information, links and contacts for everything environmental within the county (e.g., Water Resources, Pollution Control, Air Quality, Recycling & Trash Collection and more.

Starting a Business within Prince William County - This site provides an overview of the various regulatory requirements to open your business. Since each business and its proposed location are unique, it is important to note that this is a general overview, and there will be variations among projects.

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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.

Water & Sewer Service - The Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for purveying safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation.

Columbia Gas of Virginia - Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield County, is one of the nine energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI).  Serving approximately 240,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers, Columbia Gas of Virginia is the third largest natural gas utility in the state. 


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.

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

The Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce - Offers businesses resources to succeed in a dynamic market: advocating for a strong economic environment, providing tools for business excellence and enhancing the quality of life in the Prince William region.

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.


* Prince William County, VA
Prince WIlliam County, VA is comprised of many unincorporated neighborhoods and "Urban Villages" that are often referred to as if they were incorporated towns but these areas do not have their own governmental structures. Please refer to the County website for more information.

The Incorporated Towns of Prince William County, Virginia

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