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post #46 of 54
I hope you can find a way to make it work! It took me about two months to pass everything and get all the paperwork because I was getting the run around. I can't even tell you how many times I wanted to throw in the towel, just hang in there. And I thought that too, you would still have your business license even if you couldn't pass your inspection, it does seem like a waste of a lot of time and effort. Best of luck to you, keep me posted on your progress!
post #47 of 54
Just wanted to add that the lady at the county office mentioned that if you plan to do business that is under $4000 a year, then you don't pay anything for the business license. The zoning was also easy, I submitted the online form and got back the approval by email the next day so that was a breeze. HTH!
post #48 of 54
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by petiterouge42

if it's a government run farmers market you are now required to have the kitchen inspection as well. (which is weird since you are able to sell from non-inspected kitchens with the labeling that you aren't inspected)

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What the heck is a "government run farmer's market?" The ones that I know of are all private businesses, so what qualifies one as government run?

That also makes no sense about selling without an inspection from a farmer's market, but not a lot of the regulations that they have in place now make any sense when you put them all together anyway.



Not all are. Fairfax County runs farmer's markets across the county, a different one every day (Sometimes more than one on a day). You have to have an inspected kitchen to sell there.
post #49 of 54
Does anyone know if you can apply for your license without having exact location of business?
I may need to rent a kitchen because I have a pet that I am NOT getting rid of and there's no way to close in my kitchen without changing the flow of my house! It seems you can obtain a license before any inspections are done. Could I just put my home as location for now until I find a place? I wanted to start the licensing process so that I can advertise more and see what type of response I get.

@PJ22...what "on line" form are you referring to? Can you post the website?

@CutieMcCakes...I received my Business packet from VDACS the other day. It says if you do not have a "hinged door that can be latched/closed shut" to keep pets out of food processing area, incl any areas where ingreds and finished products are stored then you will not get approved. They also added: *"Placing pets in closed rooms in the other areas of the home will NOT satisfy this requirement." : (
post #50 of 54
No I wouldn't recommend getting your business license for a location that you won't be doing business out of- because you will have to re-submit it with the proper address of the kitchen you will be working out of anyway- they do still ask for your address on the business license.

Yes the zoning paperwork was easy once they sent me to the right office haha.
post #51 of 54
Does anyone know the website to go to for zoning info?

thanks
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by pj22

Just wanted to add that the lady at the county office mentioned that if you plan to do business that is under $4000 a year, then you don't pay anything for the business license. The zoning was also easy, I submitted the online form and got back the approval by email the next day so that was a breeze. HTH!



Do you have a link for the online form?
post #53 of 54
You have to have the exact location of the business for the business license.

To find out about zoning, you need to contact the local city or county in which you live. You can Google Prince William County for example and get to their website to access Planning and Zoning. Every jurisdiction's forms and policies are going to be different regarding zoning and business licensing, so if a CC member here lives in a different county then the forms they post may not help you (unless of course you live in the same county). VDACS forms are not posted on the internet to my knowledge. I had to contact the lady at the office and she emailed the information to me.

I too have decided not to go into business because of the pet situation. It's fine though because I have a full time job already. Being a hobby baker gives me creative reign over what I do, and I can bake on my own time which is also nice.

Annie
post #54 of 54
This is the link for the Zoning Approval in Frederick county: http://www.co.frederick.va.us/planning/ZoningReviewBizLicenseForm/zoning_review.aspx

As Anni said, search for your county and the Planning and Zoning page.
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