Congratulations on taking your first step to open a Home Based Business in Leesburg! There are many resources available to you as you start your business and this guide is designed to supplement those resources and provide you with information specific to Leesburg.
As you establish your business, one of your first stops should be to visit with our Economic Development staff. These professionals can offer you a wealth of knowledge in starting your business and in making the connections necessary to help it grow! Demographic information and market analysis, business resource network assistance and ombudsman services are just a sampling of the resources they can provide. Click here to have a member of our staff contact you directly.
Home Occupation Permit
The Town of Leesburg allows certain uses to be conducted as home based businesses or home occupations. The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that home occupations are compatible with their surroundings, to preserve the character of residential neighborhoods and to prevent excessive noise, traffic, safety hazards and other impacts to the quality of life our residents enjoy.
To assist you, please view the list of permitted and prohibited home occupations as well as the use limitations as outlined in Article 9 of the Leesburg Zoning Ordinance. Prior to opening your business, you will need to obtain a Home Occupation Permit from our zoning staff. This is usually done at the same time you obtain your business license.
Additional conditions and regulations apply to home based daycare or "Family Day Home" businesses. Please see our Home Based Child Care page for more information.
If at anytime you have questions or concerns regarding permitted and prohibited uses, please contact our zoning staff at 703-771-7265 or click here to have a member of our staff contact you.
Business Taxes and Fees
Once you are ready to open your business, you will need to obtain a Business, Professional & Occupational License from the Leesburg Finance Department. The tax associated with this license is either a percentage of gross receipts or a flat rate. Businesses subject to the gross receipts tax rate with less than $50,000 in gross receipts pay a flat rate of $20.00.
Other taxes such as Business Tangible Personal Property Tax, Sales Tax and Meals Tax may also be applicable depending on the type of business you own. For more information on our business license and other taxes, please visit the Business Taxes page.
Note: Please visit the Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue page for additional business tax information.
Thank you for your decision to open your home based business in Leesburg. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the Leesburg Business Community!