Doing Business on St. Croix

In addition to a completed Application for U.S. Virgin Islands Business License, the following items will need to be on file at the DLCA’s Licensing Division before a business license may be issued:

      • Certificate of Trade Name/ Partnership and Corporation Registration

Lt. Governor’s Office

      Telephone: STT (340) 776-8515 / STX (340) 773-6449
      Website:

http://ltg.gov.vi/corporations-and-trademarks.html

      • Tax Clearance Letter

Bureau of Internal Revenue

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-5865 / STX (340) 773-1040
      Website:

http://www.viirb.com

All applicants for license renewal must submit a tax clearance letter showing good standing with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. This review will be conducted on applicant’s behalf by the DLCA Division of Licensing upon submission of application for new business license.

      • Police Records Check

Police Department

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-2211 / STX (340) 778-2211
      Website:

http://www.vipd.gov.vi/Departments/Office_of_the_Police_Commissioner/Records_Bureau.aspx

All applicants must submit to a Background Check from the Police Department. This review will be conducted on applicant’s behalf by the DLCA Division of Licensing upon submission of application for new business license or change of principal(s).

      • Zoning Approval

Department of Planning and Natural Resources

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-3320 / STX (340) 773-3450
      Website:

http://www.dpnr.gov.vi/pages/about-dpnr-1

All businesses must submit to a review by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for zoning compliance. This review will be conducted on applicants behalf by the DLCA Division of Licensing upon submission of application for business license.

      • Fire Inspection

Fire Service

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-7610 / STX (340) 773-8050

 

All businesses must submit to a review by the Fire Service for fire code compliance. The Fire service will determine the nature of the review that is required for your business type.

      • Health Inspection

Department of Health

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-9000 /STX (340) 773-1311
      Website:

http://www.healthvi.org/

Some businesses will need to submit to a review by the Department of Health depending on type of license requested.(food related business, counseling practices, massage therapists, etc.).

      • Board Certifications

Office of Boards and Commissions

      Telephone: STT (340) 774-3130 / STX (340) 773-2226
      Website:

http://dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications

The following listed professions must be certified by their respective board to practice in the V.I.:

NOTE: To avoid unnecessary delays, please make sure your business is ready for inspection and has complied with all rules and regulations concerning your type of business and/or profession prior to submitting your business license application.

 

Source: www.dlca.vi.gov