Registering Your Business

State and Local Registration
Businesses can be sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies or corporations depending on the type of business, business goals and personal finances. An attorney, accountant or business counselor who is familiar with your type of business can help you determine your business structure. The structure of your business will determine its proper registration.
Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships
Individuals and partnerships should register trade names and partnership names with the Orange County Clerk of the Circuit Court. There is a $10.00 fee to register these names. 

For more information contact:
Orange County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Post Office Box 230
Orange, Virginia  22960 
(540) 672-4030

Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships
Corporations and limited partnerships must file with the State Corporation Commission. Business that are considering incorporating or are already incorporated and locating within the state of Virginia should file with the State Corporation Commission.

For more information contact: 
Virginia State Corporation Commission Clerk
Post Office Box 1197
Richmond, Virginia  23209
(804) 371-9967