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City Business License and Local Taxes

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For details about licensing a business in the City, visit the Commissioner of the Revenue's web site or call (757) 220-6150.

The City of Williamsburg has relatively low tax rates for the Historic Triangle area, including Business Personal Property and Real Estate tax rates below those of James City and York Counties.

  • The Business Personal Property tax rate is $3.50 per $100 assessed value in the city, compared with $4.00 per $100 assessed value in both counties, and the Real Estate tax rate is $0.57 per $100 assessed value, compared with $0.77 per $100 and $0.75 per $100 assessed value in James City County and York County respectively.