We will have items for sale. Do we need a license?
Usually when a business is engaged in sales activity in Loudoun County, the business owner must obtain a Loudoun County Business, Professional, and Occupational License. However, in 2004, the Board of Supervisors approved an exemption from this requirement for any "itinerant vendors" who participate in special events in the county lasting seven days or less. This exemption applies only to participants in events which occur in the county and outside of Loudoun's seven incorporated towns. Vendors participating in events which occur within an incorporated town must contact that particular town to find out about their requirements, if any.

All vendors must be registered with the Virginia Department of Taxation for the collection and remittance of Virginia retail sales tax.

Event organizers are required to submit a list of all participating vendors to the Commissioner of the Revenue at least fourteen days prior to the proposed start of each special event and advise each vendor of his or her responsibility to collect and remit Virginia retail sales taxes on all taxable sales.

For additional information please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue Office at 703-777-0260, [email protected],or P.O. Box 8000, Leesburg, VA 20177-9804.

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1. I am planning a special event. Do I need a building and / or zoning permit?
2. I'm planning to use a tent. Do I need a permit?
3. We are planning to serve food at the event. What health requirements do we have to meet?
4. Are event organizers required to obtain Temporary Food Permits?
5. We are planning to serve alcohol at the event. What type of license do we need?
6. We want to display fireworks. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?
7. We will need to close some streets. How do we do that?
8. We will have items for sale. Do we need a license?
9. Do we have to provide water if it's an outdoor event? What about toilet facilities?
10. How do we set up garbage collection and recycling service for the event?
11. I'd like to hold an event on the grounds of the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg. What should I do?