Please read this important information before submitting your business license: New Business License Procedures (PDF)
Failure to read the information could result in a delay of processing your application.
The following documents are required to successfully complete the Chesapeake business license application process:
Required for Contractors Only
Required for Sale of Prepared Food, Lodging, Admissions, Excavations, and Qualified Short-Term Rentals Only
Tax & License Requirements That May Apply to a Business Located in the City of Chesapeake