Business License

Northampton County's "Starting a Business Guide"

Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) Form



Northampton County requires that all businesses and contractors, including those exempt from the fee, operating within Northampton County register with the Commissioner of the Revenue for local taxation purposes.

The Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) fee is a flat fee of thirty dollars ($30) annually and is assessed on all non-manufacturing businesses doing business within Northampton County. Licenses must be obtained by March 1 of the tax year or within ten (10) days of beginning business, whichever is later. Failure to obtain a license can result in a fine of no more than $500.

Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) Form

Incorporated towns imposing a license are Belle Haven, Exmore, Cheriton, and Cape Charles.


Department Staff Information

Consuelo Gonzalez
Commissioner of the Revenue

757-678-0446  ext. 508

[email protected]

Jessica Upshur

757-678-0446  ext. 502

[email protected]

R. Todd Simpson
Real Estate Appraiser

757-678-0446 ext. 503

[email protected]

Jennifer Ann Smith
Deputy Personal Property

757-678-0446 ext. 507

[email protected]

Maria Castaneda
Deputy Real Estate

757-678-0446 ext. 505

[email protected] 

Northampton County Commissioner of Revenue
PO Box 65
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM