Proof of State Contractor's License
Businesses classified as “Contractors” and “Builders and Developers” must submit a copy of their state contractor’s license when applying for or renewing their Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) with Fairfax County. (Code of Virginia Code § 54.1-1111(B))
Some contractors and builder/developers classified under Virginia Contractor’s License Class C are exempt from this requirement. These businesses do not need to present their state license when submitting their application for a business license.
Class A (State license required)
Class B (State license required)
- Total per single contract up to $120,000 and cannot exceed $750,000 per year
- Total per single contract from $1,000 to $10,000 and cannot exceed $150,000 per year (State license required.)
- Under $1,000 per contract (No state license. Must complete affidavit.)
- Class “C” Contractors, and those contractors whose work does not meet the threshold for a Class C license, must obtain a Fairfax County Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License from Fairfax County’s Land Development Services’ Permitting and Code Administration Division.
Proof of Compliance with Workers' Compensation Requirements
Contractors are required to provide written certification of compliance with workers’ compensation requirements at the time of application and every year at renewal of a business license. Compliance must be in effect for the entire effective period of the business license. (Code of Virginia § 58.1-3714)
In 2017, the VWCC Insurance Department initiated a new process for verifying Workers' Compensation Insurance coverage (Form 61-A). You may now use their electronic filing of the Contractor Certification Form 61A to complete the form and receive your acknowledgement of compliance.
The Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration will accept either form of certification.
For more information on how to become a contractor in Fairfax County, please visit the Plan2Build page.