Building & Construction
Permits are required for most construction and maintenance work of buildings and structures.
- Building Permits – Getting Started
- Building & Construction Permits
- Noise Permits
- Permit Requirements
- Requirements for Residential Basement Alterations/Renovations
- Water Quality Regulation & Permitting
- Work in Public Right-of-Way Permits
Taxes & Licenses
The City extends the privilege to engage in a commercial enterprise by issuing a business license. Persons without a business license may not lawfully engage in business. The license, which is often referred to as a permit or certificate of eligibility, must be renewed annually. Businesses, professionals, and occupations that meet all qualifications and legal requirements are eligible to obtain licenses upon application and payment of the license tax.
- Bank Franchise License Tax
- Business License Tax
- Business Tax
How Business Tax is Calculated
- Licensing & Tax Guide for Non-Profit Organizations
- New Business Guide
- Personal Property Tax
- Tax Forms
- Tax Services & Enforcement
Taxes, Permits and Business in the City – FAQ
All family child care homes in the City of Alexandria that are not state licensed must register with the Department of Community & Human Services Early Childhood Division. To care for more than six children you must have an assistant, a state license (call 703.934.1505) and a Special Use Permit (call 703.746.4200 for information).
- Registration Requirements & Standards for Family Child Care Homes
- Child Care FAQs
- Child Care Provider Training
Food & Health
Food, including beverages must comply with food safety laws. Grocery stores or restaurants must have permit before they can operate.
Parks, Athletic Fields & Special Events
- Athletic Fields & Outdoor Courts Permit
- Facility and Park Rentals
- Marina & Waterfront Parks
Market Square Plaza Event Permit Application
- Special Events Applications
One of the City's goals is to maintain law and order, protect persons and property, apprehend persons suspected of crime, direct and control traffic, investigate traffic accidents, and enforce all state and city criminal laws.
Vehicles & Parking
The City's parking enforcement officers regularly patrol to enforce regulations concerning the operation of vehicles as well as stopping, standing and parking on the City's streets. The Treasury Division is responsible for processing the payment of any citation issued by Parking Enforcement and for enforcing the collection of unpaid fines and penalties related to those citations.
- Parking Facts
- Parking Permits
- Residential Parking Permit Program
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Vital Records & Court Services
Information on where to obtain vital records such as birth certificates, death records and marriage records.