Every business needs a legal structure. Examples include:
Limited Liability Company
Please consult with business advisors to determine which structure is in your best interest and register your business as appropriate with the State Corporation Commission (SCC). Free business counseling to discuss your particular needs is available through our entrepreneurship ecosystem partners; See Step 1: Plan and Research.
If your business operates under a trade name or a fictitious name, that name must be also registered with the SCC.
As part of the county's permitting process, you may be required to demonstrate that you have your required professional license. Depending on your business type, there may be other Fairfax County permits, licenses or taxes required.