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Checklist for Locating Your Business in Arlington

Please click on each step for more information on what is involved in locating your business in Arlington:

Step 1: Determine the Location of Your Business
Step 2: Register Your Business with the Commonwealth of Virginia
Step 3: Register Your Trade Name (if applicable)

If a company is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Virginia and is doing business in Arlington County under a fictitious name, the Company must register the fictitious trade names at the County level. The Arlington County Commissioner of Revenue will register your official trade name. Submit forms online to the Commissioner's Office.

If the company is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Virginia and is doing business in Arlington County under the corporate name, the company DOES NOT have to register the name at the County level.

There are three types of Fictitious Trade Name applications:

  1. Individual (Sole Proprietorship)
  2. Partnership (General or Limited)
  3. Corporation (Corporation and Limited Liability Corporation)

 

Step 4: Apply For Your Business License and Business Tangible Taxes
Step 5: Certificate of Occupancy
Step 6: Inspection Services and Permits

 


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