Interested in starting a business in Tazewell County? We welcome you and want to assist in any way we can with direction and information.  Tazewell County promotes Business; whether it be a tourism business, an industry business, retail, restaurant, service or other.

Tazewell County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office

Thank you for choosing Tazewell County as the place to establish your new business. The Tazewell County Commissioner of Revenue’s office is here to assist. We are available to answer questions and concerns. Please voluntarily register your new business with the Tazewell County Commissioner of Revenue’s office. This registration is not the same as required by state and federal governments, there are no fees involved.

The Commissioner’s office will need the following information:

  • Business Name
  • DBA Name
  • Owner’s Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Location Address
  • Description of Business
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email Address
  • Business Start Date

If you have further questions, visit the Tazewell County Commissioner of Revenue’s website, or visit The Commissioner of Revenue’s office on the third floor of the Tazewell County courthouse.

Mailing Address:
Tazewell County Commissioner of Revenue
135 Court Street Suite 301
Tazewell VA 24651-1071

Complete the Tazewell County Business Registration Form

Get The Form

Contact Information for Tazewell County New Business Incentives

Economic Development Director  –  Tim Danielson  (276) 385-1671

County Administrator  –  Eric Young: (276) 385-1208

Contact the Tazewell County Office of Economic Development or Industrial Development Authority to determine what resources are available to help get your business started.  Tazewell County’s Office of Economic Development is located at:

197 Main Street
Tazewell, VA 24651
P:  (276) 385-1671


Business Plan

Determine the feasibility of your business project and seek financing. In order to obtain financing, you’ll need to develop a business plan that a financial institution or program can review.  Contact the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College (276-964-7345), or visit to download free software that will help you write your business plan.  Once you have a draft of your business plan, the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network can help you improve it.


Register Your Business Name

To obtain forms and file for a factitious name for your business, please contact the Tazewell County Circuit Court Clerk’s office at: (276) 385-1222, or go to



Tazewell County does not have a Business License, however if your business is located within one of the towns listed below you will need to contact them directly as all municipalities located in the county do have their own Business License requirement:

Town of Bluefield (276) 322-4628
Town of Cedar Bluff (276) 964-4889
Town of Pocahontas (276) 945-9522
Town of Richlands (276) 946-2566
Town of Tazewel (276) 988-2502


You may need a special permit or license to operate a business in Virginia. Go to to verify if the Commonwealth requires a permit or license to operate your type of business.

Contractors Licenses State Board of Contractors:   (804) 367-8500 or (804) 367-8511, or contact the Tazewell County Building Inspector’s office at: (276) 385-1215


Register With the IRS for a Federal Tax ID

You also must also obtain an identification number from the federal government.  Form SS-4 – you will find this form in the Commissioner of Revenue’s office or go to:

Virginia Department of Taxation contacts:
(866) 248-8814
(804) 371-0438
(804) 367-8037
(804) 367-8031

Local Virginia Representative: Brenda Justus (276) 530-9384


Register With the State of Virginia

You must register your business with the state of Virginia to obtain an identification number for sales tax, employer withholding, corporate income tax, use tax etc.  Form R-1 – You will find this form in the Commissioner of Revenue’s office or by going to: http://www.busihttps//


Helpful Sites to Get Your Business Under Way

The Commonwealth also has a guide on starting a business in Virginia. It can be found at