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GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS 
IN SCOTT COUNTY

1. To register a Trade name and partnership  
Bo Taylor  
County Clerk  
104 E. Jackson St. Suite #2  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-3801 

2. Registration of contractors  
John Strutner  
County Administrators Office  
112 Water Street, Suite #1 
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

3. To register a restaurant to collect county meals tax  
No meals tax 

4. Zoning Requirements C-1 etc.--Home based businesses  
John Strutner  
County Administrators Office  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

5. Local IDA addresses and numbers and any other economic  
developers office in the area  
Mickey Shull  
Scott County I.D.A.  
112 Water Street Suite #1  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-2525 

John H. Kilgore 
Director of Economic Development & Planning  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, VA 24251  
(276) 386-2525 

6. Is a Certificate of occupancy needed if so where to go  
to register  
Mark Holder  
Department of Inspection  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

7. County zoning office  
John Strutner  
County Administrators Office  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, Va, 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

8. To apply for construction permits  
Mark Holder  
Department of Inspection  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

9. Applying for a business license  
County does not require, but some towns do. 

10. Nearest IRS office  
Internal Revenue Office  
2426 Lee Hwy Suite 210  
Bristol, Va. 24201  
(800) 829-1040 or (276) 669-5499 

11. Nearest State tax office  
Bristol District Office  
Huff Cook Building, Suite U-3  
1969 Lee Highway  
Bristol, Va. 24201-1699  
(276) 466-3412 

12. Nearest Employment Commission office  
Virginia Employment Commission  
Gary Hale, Manager  
1725 Park Ave SW, PO Box 660  
Norton, Va. 24273-0660  
(276) 679-9413 

13. Nearest Immigration and Naturalization office  
Immigration and Naturalization Service  
425 I Street, N.W.  
Washington, D.C. 20536  
1-800-777-7700 

14. Procurement offices for town and counties  
John Strutner  
County Administrators Office  
112 Water Street, Suite #1  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6521 

15. Public library  
Scott County Public Library  
131 West Jackson St.  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-3302 

16. Bar associations  
Sherry Wilson  
President, Bar Association  
103 E. Jackson St.  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-9005 

17. Business associations  
Scott County Chamber of Commerce  
PO Box 609  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-6665 

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 

DMV Office  
Peggy Calton  
PO Box 1058  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-3731 

Treasurers Office  
Martha H. Bledsoe  
104 East Jackson St. Suite #8  
Gate City, Va. 24251  
(276) 386-7742 

Commissioner of Revenue  
C. H. Presley Jr.  
104 Jackson St. Suite #6  
Gate City, Va. 24251-3417  
(276) 386-7692 

Last updated: 5/8/2013 2:27:49 PM