Welcome to the City of Richmond’s website!

In this section you will find information and resources if you are interested in having a business in Richmond or you already do.

Business Licenses 
Every business in Richmond is required to have a business license. Find out how to get one as well as other licensing and assistance resources available.

Building Regulations 
The Building Regulations division provides information on permits, including planning and building as well as inspection information.

Interested in Starting a Business?
Please visit the Economic Development section for information on Richmond and the surrounding area. Richmond is also an Enterprise Zone.

Contract Compliance Team
This team reviews and monitors compliance to ensure City wide and contractor adherence to the City of Richmond’s Local Employment Program, Business Opportunity Ordinance, Federal, State, and other external requirements to ensure fair and equitable participation of eligible businesses and Richmond residents. View Contract Compliance documents.