Business Taxes, Licenses, Fees

Click the links below for more information. These offices are open from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday.

Botetourt County
Commissioner of the Revenue

1 West Main Street
P.O. Box 128
Fincastle, Virginia 24090
(540) 473-8270  

Fax (540) 473-8289


Rates, Dates and Payments


Business License

  • Botetourt County assesses Business License taxes on businesses operating in Botetourt County.
  • The license is renewed annually with a due date of March 1.
  • The license tax is computed based on gross receipts.
Before applying for this license,
please contact DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, 473-8320
to discuss operational qualifications


Food and Beverage Tax (Meals)

  • Botetourt County requires every business engaged in selling prepared food and beverages to collect the meals tax and remit to the Commissioner of the Revenue's office monthly.
  • The Meals Tax , as established by the Board of Supervisors is 4% of the gross sales amount.
  • Monthly Report form for the Food and Beverage Tax


Transient Occupancy Tax (Lodging)

  • Botetourt County requires hotels, motels, boarding houses, vacation rentals and travel campgrounds to collect a tax and remit to the CoR mopnthly.
  • The Lodging Tax, as established by the Board of Supervisors is 5% of the total charge.
  • Report of Transient Occupancy Tax Collected form




Virginia Department of Taxation




Did You Know...

Fpo Did You Know

The Jefferson National Forest and the George Washington National Forest have over 70,000 acres in three Ranger Districts in Botetourt County. The National Forests make up 22 percent of the county's land area and offer great environments for hunting, hiking, fishing and bird watching.