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License Inspector
Richard Billingsley

Phone Numbers
804-796-9695 Fax

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing Address
License Inspection
P. O. Box 40
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Street Address
License Inspection
9800 Government Center Parkway
2nd Floor
Chesterfield, VA 23832

License Inspector
Report an Unlicensed Business

The Chesterfield County License Inspector will review your complaint to determine whether we are authorized to enforce any license requirement under our County Business License Code. Your complaint will be reviewed to determine whether a violation may have occurred. If a violation of the County Business License Code may have occurred, then an Inspector will be assigned to investigate your complaint. The state may be called in as well, if it is determined that a state license should have been required. If our investigation shows probable cause that a violation occurred, the appropriate action will be taken by this office. You will be asked to provide additional information, and should a summons or warrant be necessary, a request for witness subpoena will be issued to you to appear in the Criminal General District Court of Chesterfield County as a subpoenaed witness. We cannot force any person or firm to refund any money or to correct deficiencies, nor can we provide legal advice.

Before submitting a complaint, please consider the following:  

  1. Business License enforcement is often a complex undertaking. Feel free to contact us with specific questions.
  2. If criminal charges are filed, you may be subpoenaed to testify on the Commonwealth’s behalf.
  3. Please provide any documentation of the incident including:
    • Canceled checks or receipts of any transactions
    • Signed contracts
    • Flyers or advertisements that show the offender’s trade or personal name
    • Any documentation that shows that the offender promised a good or service in return for some sort of compensation
  4. If your complaint about the business deals with issues regarding fraudulent, deceptive or illegal practices (besides the local business license) you may consider contacting the Office of Consumer Affairs.
  5. Some business are regulated by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) and this his agency may be able to address issues with the business as well.
  6. Please be aware that recovering any money or other advance is a matter that must be settled in civil court and will not result from a criminal charge.

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