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  • Agricultural Stewardship Program

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    Virginia’s farmers have long been quality stewards of the land. Through the Agricultural Stewardship Program, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) works directly with farmers to improve their operations.

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  • Alcohol Education & Prevention Grants

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Virginia ABC Alcohol Education and Prevention grants assist community partners in developing and enhancing initiatives related to alcohol education and prevention. Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $8,000 and approximately eight awardees will be selected each annual grant cycle.

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  • Animal Services

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    Animals play many valuable roles in our lives. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is responsible for the Commonwealth’s animal control, care and welfare mandates, as well as animal disease control, prevention and diagnostics. The agency protects the health of Virginia’s animal populations through animal identification, admissions and traceability programs. The livestock marketing program brings industry buyers and sellers together.

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  • Apply for Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

    State Corporation Commission

    The SCC is the central filing office for UCC documents, which evidence a security interest in personal property securing payment or performance of an obligation and their amendment, assignment, and termination.

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  • Apply for the CPA Exam

    Board of Accountancy

    The Virginia Board of Accountancy helps candidates apply for the CPA exam with providing information and details about the exam, educational requirements and guidelines, exam fees, reapplying and the testing process.

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  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety

    Department of Labor and Industry

    Boiler Safety Compliance Division enforces and oversees the provisions of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act. The primary objective is to protect life and property through regular inspections of boiler and pressure vessel equipment and to ensure compliance with state laws, rules and regulations governing the construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels.

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  • Downtown Revitalization

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    DHCD works across the commonwealth to support and promote healthy, vibrant and sustainable downtowns and business districts.

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  • Farmland Preservation

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    Helps preserve Virginia’s working farmland for future generations.

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  • File a CPA or CPA Firm Complaint

    Board of Accountancy

    The Virginia Board of Accountancy protects the citizens of the Commonwealth by offering resources and information to our community such as filing a complaint against a CPA and the enforcement process, and common questions on correct usage of the CPA title.

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  • Find a Product

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Visit the website to check product availability in local ABC stores and to explore products that can be ordered online and picked up at the ABC store of your choice. Also view monthly sale items.

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  • Find a Virginia ABC Store

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    With more than 355 stores in convenient locations throughout the Commonwealth, Virginia ABC is dedicated to providing those age 21 and older with an enjoyable, modern shopping environment. Find ABC store locations using the online Store Finder.

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  • Food Safety & Consumer Protection Services

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) administers a variety of Virginia laws and regulations that protect consumers and businesses. The Division of Consumer Protection is comprised of the Offices of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, Pesticide Services, Plant Industry Services and Weights and Measures. In the Division of Animal and Food Industry Services, the Office of Dairy and Foods administers laws and regulations designed to ensure the safety, wholesomeness and proper labeling of foods in Virginia.

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  • Get Your Tourism Essentials

    Virginia Tourism Corporation

    Love tourism? Sign-up for the Virginia Travel Post newsletter, order publications, view the Virginia Tourism Corporation marketing plan or download the Virginia is for Lovers logo.

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  • Get a Banquet License

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Banquet licenses allow persons or groups to host events such as wedding receptions, tastings or fundraisers, where alcohol is served in an unlicensed location or club premise. Apply online for all types of banquet licenses using eBanquet.

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  • Homeowner Assistance

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    DHCD has several programs that can help a homeowner.

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  • Industrial Location or Expansions

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    DHCD has several programs that can assist when a business or industry is locating or expanding.

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  • Inspection & Grading Services

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) provides inspection and grading services for a variety of agricultural commodities, foods, plants, animals and consumer services.

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  • Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy delivers administrative and technical code training programs for mandated certification requirements for over 3500 statewide professional certifications in various code enforcement disciplines including code official, inspection and plan review. Most of the programs required for certification are multi-day and are offered throughout the calendar year in various locations across the state.

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  • Labor and Employment Law Division

    Department of Labor and Industry

    The Labor and Employment Law Division administers and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth that govern pay, assignment of wages, minimum wages, employment of children, the right to work, human trafficking poster requirements, and other labor laws. The division also provides consultation services to the public concerning garnishments and other court orders concerning wage withholdings.

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  • Landlord Tenant Handbook

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA) handbook has been prepared to provide information on the rights, remedies, and responsibilities of landlords and renters concerning the rental process. Before signing a lease, prospective tenants should read and understand the terms of the contract. Consulting a lawyer or the landlord for clarification of the rental agreement is advisable.

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  • Obtain an ABC License

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Retail licenses allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, grocery stores, gourmet shops, delicatessens, etc. Industry privileges are granted to shippers, wholesalers, importers, manufacturers and other participants in the alcoholic beverage industry. View and download applications for ABC licenses and permits through the ABC website.

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  • Order a Virginia Travel Guide

    Virginia Tourism Corporation

    Order a travel guide, a Virginia campground directory, Civil War trails map and more.

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  • Pesticide Applicators, Licenses & Product Registrants

    Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

    The Office of Pesticide Services certifies applicators, registers pesticide products and licenses pesticide businesses. These activities provide for the safe and effective control of pests that attack our crops, structures and health.

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  • Regional Development

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    From Southwest Virginia to the Eastern Shore, each of Virginia’s regions has its own distinct character, a rich and complex suite of traits shared across communities. By partnering its resources with those of other state, local, regional and federal partners, DHCD supports strategic, coordinated planning for development at the regional level.

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  • Register for Licensee Training

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Virginia ABC offers training to help sellers and servers become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. Register online for training led by a team of ABC special agents.

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  • Registered Apprenticeship

    Department of Labor and Industry

    Registered Apprenticeship combines carefully defined and employer-specific training under the guidance of a highly skilled mentor at the worksite. On-the-job training is supplemented with related classroom instruction. Upon successful completion, apprentices are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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  • SWaM and Micro Certification

    Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

    The Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Business state certification program works to enhance procurement opportunities for businesses participating in state-funded projects.

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  • Sample a Product

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    View product tastings schedule online. Approximately 250 tasting events are held each month at select store locations. As required by law, a person must be 21 years of age to participate in a tasting or to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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  • Search Insurance Companies

    State Corporation Commission

    The mission at the SCC’s Bureau of Insurance (BOI) is to ensure that citizens of the Commonwealth are provided with access to adequate and reliable insurance protection; that the insurance companies selling policies are financially sound to support payment of claims; that the agents selling company policies are qualified and conduct their business according to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as acceptable standards of conduct; and that the insurance policies are of high quality, are understandable and are fairly priced.

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  • Starting or Expanding a Business

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    DHCD has several programs that can help develop a new business or expand your current business.

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  • State Building Codes

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    Virginia’s state building codes and regulations are administered through the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), and its associated standards and regulations for industrialized or modular buildings, manufactured homes and amusement devices.

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  • Telecommunications Assistance

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The availability of telecommunications is considered critical in creating sustainable and competitive communities. DHCD has several programs to address telecommunications needs in communities.

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  • View Hearings and Appeals Dockets

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    A docket is the official schedule of hearings pending before the Virginia ABC Board. View the current dockets for initial hearings, franchise hearings, and appeals hearings on our website.

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  • Virginia CPA Firm Licensure

    Board of Accountancy

    The Virginia Board of Accountancy provides firms the information needed to become licensed in Virginia and how to annually renew the firm license. Information is available for firms located in Virginia and outside Virginia as well as how to communicate firm changes and how to remain Peer Review compliant.

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  • Virginia CPA Individual Licensure

    Board of Accountancy

    The Virginia Board of Accountancy provides applicants the information needed to first become licensed and how to annually renew his or her license. Information is available for individuals licensed in another state or country or those interested in applying for the Active – CPE Exempt status.

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  • Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) is a state- and federally-funded program funded by the State General Fund and the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) to support Continuum of Care (CoC) strategies and homeless service and prevention programs.

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  • Virginia Housing Trust Fund

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The Virginia Housing Trust Fund is intended to create and preserve affordable housing and to reduce homelessness in the commonwealth.

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  • Virginia Main Street

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ developed by the National Trust Main Street Center.

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  • Virginia Occupational Safety and Health

    Department of Labor and Industry

    The VOSH Safety Compliance Division enforces the state unique and federal identical laws and regulations that address the occupational safety and health of workers employed in general industry and construction, agriculture, the public sector and public sector maritime industries. VOSH conducts safety inspections in response to accidents, complaints, referrals, and randomly scheduled inspections of high hazard industries.

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  • Visit a Virginia Winery or Brewery

    Virginia Tourism Corporation

    Search for local wineries and breweries in Virginia to find hours, address and contact information.

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  • Water and Sewer Assistance

    Department of Housing & Community Development

    DHCD works across the commonwealth to provide clean, safe and reliable water and sewer systems.

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