Business Taxes

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
Fairfax, VA 22035
Young Tarry
Division Director

Special Requirements for Contractors and Builder/Developers

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))


Class A (State license required)

  • Unlimited

Class B (State license required)

  • Total per single contract up to $120,000 and cannot exceed $750,000 per year

Class C (State license required)

  • Total per single contract from $1,000 to $10,000 and cannot exceed $150,000 per year
  • Under $1,000 per contract
  • 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) Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWCC) 

For more information on how to become a contractor in Fairfax County, please visit the Plan2Build page.

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