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County Website – The Official Website of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

County Code – The online version of Spotsylvania’s Municipal Code. Always consult with the county offices for any recent additions, changes or modifications to the code.

The Business License Office (Commissioner of Revenue) - Ensures that all businesses with annual gross receipts over $200,000 (effective 1/1/08) file for a license. Some businesses may be exempt according to the State Code of Virginia.

Business Property Tax - Businesses and/or equipment located in Spotsylvania County on January 1 are subject to a property tax and are required to file by February 1 of each year to avoid penalties.

Spotsylvania County Government Department of Economic Development Department

GIS Mapping - Spotsylvania County first developed its GIS system in 1993 when the paper tax maps were digitized into a CAD format.  Since then the County has come a long way by adding over 50 layers of data and formed the GIS Division to further develop the system.

Meals Tax - Each restaurant, caterer, etc. will need to file a Registration Form  with the Meals Tax Office. Every business will be responsible for the collecting and remitting the County meals tax of 4% on all prepared foods (in addition to the State sales tax).  The 4% meals tax is remitted to the County on the 20th of each month for the money collected for the preceding month. 

Treasurer - Real Estate Taxes, Personal Property Taxes, Water and Sewer Bills, Business License Bills and Parking Tickets can be paid online using electronic check or credit card.


Spotsylvania 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.

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.

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?

Chamber of Commerce - Business professionals define the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce as a dynamic, resourceful leader that partners on every level.

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.


* Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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