Business License

Northampton County's "Staring a Business Guide"

Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) Form

Zoning Requirements

Registration & State Licensing

Federal Taxes

State Taxes 



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

Charlene Gray
Commissioner of the Revenue

757-678-0446  ext. 506

Consuelo Gonzalez
Real Estate Technician

757-678-0446  ext. 508

Jessica Upshur

757-678-0446  ext. 502

R. Todd Simpson
Real Estate Appraiser


757-678-0446 ext. 503

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

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