As provided in the Town's Charter and Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, it is required that any person engaged in a business within the Town must procure a business license. This includes all phases of business, profession, trade, occupation or rentals conducted in the Town. Cost of the license varies according to type of occupation and amount of gross receipts in a given year. Please call the Treasurer's Office at 908-3399 if you have questions or need further information.
To avoid a penalty fee, please observe the following:
- A business license is required to operate a business in Bridgewater.
- Current business license holders will be mailed a business license application in January of each year.
- All existing businesses must renew their license by March 1st of each year.
- Any new business must obtain a license before proceeding with establishing their enterprise
Pursuant to Virginia Code § 58.1-3703.1 (A)(5)(c) and § 19-307 (b)(2) of the Bridgewater Code of Ordinances, a taxpayer has the right to file an administrative appeal for a business license assessment made by the Treasurer. To submit an appeal, please submit in writing the reason you are reqesting the appeal along with the name of the business, business address, date of assessment, and contact information for the person requesting the appeal and send it to the Bridgewater Treasurer’s Office, 201 Green Street, Post Office Box 72, Bridgewater, Virginia, 22812.