The following is a list of forms for the City of Portsmouth which may be printed on your computer. All forms on this site require Acrobat Reader.
- Business License Application Checklist (PDF) - This form helps you gather all of the information you will need to complete your renewal of your business license.
- Business Information Request (PDF)- This form is required to open a business license. It asks for specific information pertaining to your business activity.
- Important Notice (PDF)- This form lists important information for new businesses regarding the business license, tangible property, and applicable laws.
- Out of Business Form - Complete this form if you are no longer conducting business in the City of Portsmouth.
- Business License Rate Sheet (PDF) - This form provides business license dates and rates.
- Out of City Contractor Forms (PDF) - These forms are required to open a business license in the City of Portsmouth for a contractor that is not principally located in the city. Along with these forms we will also need a copy of the company's Virginia Contractor's License, a legal document with the company's FEIN listed, and a copy of the driver's license an authorized member of the company.
- Business Tangible Assessment Guide (pdf) - This form helps you determine the assessed value of tangible property.
- Out of City Contractor Business License & Tangible Property Form - For Year 2023 (PDF) This form is used to report tangible property used in the business or profession within Portsmouth city limits.
- Contractor Affidavit (pdf) - All contractors must submit a copy of their state contractors license or a completed affidavit.
- Subcontractor Request Form (PDF) - Contractors report all subcontractors that were used in the previous year.
- Business Tangible Only Form - For Year 2023 (PDF) - This form is for Reporting of all Business Tangible Property Only.
- Food, Beverage and Lodging Registration Form (PDF) - This form allows you to apply to collect Food, Beverage (Meal) and Lodging taxes.
- Meal Tax Bond Form (PDF) - Corporate Meal Tax Bond Form - This form is a legal document which gives individuals, corporations, and partnerships the legal right to collect Meal tax on behalf of the City of Portsmouth.
- Meal Tax Bond Form (PDF) - Individual/Partnership Meal Tax Bond Form - This form is a legal document which gives individuals, corporations, and partnerships the legal right to collect Meal tax on behalf of the City of Portsmouth.
- - This form allows you to apply to collect Admission Tax.
- Short Term Rental Certificate of Registration (PDF) - This form is required for businesses whose main revenue source is short term rental.
- Trustee Filing Form (PDF)-This form is used to report the trustee taxes collected to the City of Portsmouth.
- Trustee Rate Sheet (PDF) - This form provides dates and rates for trustee tax.