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GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS 
IN THE CITY OF NORTON

1. To register a Trade name and partnership: 

Commonwealth of Virginia  
State Corporation Commission  
1300 E. Main Street, Tyler Building  
P.O. Box 1197  
Richmond, VA 23209-1197  
Telephone: 804-371-9733 

2. Registration of contractors: 

Building Inspector  
City of Norton  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-1160 

3. To register a restaurant to collect county meals tax 

There is no meals tax collected for the county. To locate  
and register a restaurant within the corporation limits of  
Norton City, Contact:  
 

Commissioner of Revenue  
P.O. Box 347  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-0031 

4. Zoning Requirements C-1 etc.--Home based businesses 

Building Inspector  
City of Norton  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, Va 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-1160 

5. Local IDA addresses and numbers and any other economic developers office in the area 

Wise County Industrial Development Authority  
P.O. Box 570  
Wise, VA 24293  
Telephone: 276-328-2321 

St. Paul Industrial Development Authority 

P.O. Box 1094  
St. Paul, VA 24283  
Telephone: 276-762-5544 

Norton Industrial Development Authority  
City of Norton  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-1160 

Coalfield Economic Development Authority  
P.O. Box 1060  
Lebanon, Va 24266  
Telephone: 276-889-0381 

LENOWISCO Planning District Commission  
P.O. Box 366  
Duffield, VA 24244  
Telephone: 276-431-2208 FAX: 276-431-2208 

6. Is a Certificate of occupancy needed? If so, where to go to register 

Building Inspector  
City of Norton  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-1160 

7. County zoning office: 

Wise County Planning Commission  
Contact: Zoning Administrator  
206 E. Main Street  
P.O. Box 570  
Wise, VA 24293  
Telephone: 276-328-2321 

8. To apply for construction permits: 

Building Inspector  
City of Norton  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-1160 

9. Applying for a business license: 

Commissioner of Revenue  
P.O. Box 347  
Norton, VA 24273  
Telephone: 276-679-0031 

10. Nearest IRS office 

Internal Revenue Office  
Trayer Building  
2426 Lee Hwy  
Bristol, VA 24201  
Telephone: 276-669-5499 or 800-829-1040 

11. Nearest State tax office 

Bristol District Office  
Huff Cook Building, Suite U-3  
1969 Lee Highway  
Bristol, VA 24201  
Telephone: 276-466-3412 

12. Nearest Employment Commission office 

Virginia Employment Commission  
Gary Hale, Manager  
1725 Park Ave SW.  
P.O. Box 660  
Norton, VA 24273-0660  
Telephone: 276-679-9417 

13. Nearest Immigration and Naturalization office 

Immigration and Naturalization Service  
4420 N. Fairfax Drive  
Arlington, VA 22203  
Telephone: 202-307-1501 

Immigration and Naturalization Services  
200 Granby Mall  
Federal Building, Room 439  
Norfolk, VA 23510  
Telephone: 804-441-3081 

14. Procurement offices for town and counties 

There is no "procurement office" for the City of Norton. 

15. Public libraries: 

Lonesome Pine Regional Library  
24 Library Road, SW  
P.O. Box 1379  
Wise, VA 24293  
Telephone: 276-328-8061 

C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library  
11 Proctor Street, N. (MECC Campus)  
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219  
Telephone: 276-523-1334 

Coeburn Community Library  
P.O. Box 1269  
Laurel Avenue  
Coeburn, VA 24230  
Telephone: 276-395-6152 

J.Fred Matthews Memorial Library  
P.O. Box 1976  
16552 Russell Street  
St. Paul, VA 24283 

Wise County Public Library  
P.O. Box 1379  
124 Library Road, SW  
Wise, VA 24293  
( 276)-328-8061 

16. Bar associations: 

Wise County Bar Association  
Contact: Jewell Morgan, Secretary  
William J. Sturgill & Associates  
P.O. Box 770  
Norton, VA 24273  
(276)-679-4477 

Virginia State Bar Association  
707 E. Main Street, Suite 1500  
Richmond, VA 23219-2803  
Telephone: 804-775-0500 

17. Business associations: 

Appalachia Business Association  
P.O. Box 5  
Appalachia, VA 24216  
(276)-565-4419  
 

Wise Business Association  
P.O. Box 3267  
Wise, VA 24293  
(276)-328-2511 

18. Up to date list of taxes to include business license, personal  
property tax vehicle per. property tax, local sales tax, meals  
tax, real estate tax, litter tax, motor vehicle fuel sales tax 

Commissioner of Revenue  
P.O. Box 347  
Norton, VA 24273  
(276)-679-0031 

Norton, City Of  
P.O. Box 618  
Norton, VA 24273  
(276)-679-1160 

Last updated: 5/8/2013 3:01:59 PM