Business Licenses

All individuals, persons, firms, or corporations who engage in or conduct any trade, profession, occupation, or calling in the City of Winchester, including individuals who receive 1099 forms or are self-employed, are required to file an application for a City of Winchester Business License. Business licenses are in addition to and do not preclude or replace the need for certain applicants to meet all requirements of any State licensing. In addition, applicants must comply with all City of Winchester and State regulations.

Business License Tax

The Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) is a tax on the privilege of conducting business and engaging in certain professions, trades and occupations. Rates vary with business type and most licenses are based upon gross receipts. You must file and pay within 30 days of starting business and renew annually on or before March 1st . You may need more than one license depending upon nature of business activity.