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Doing Business In Dayton

Dayton is a friendly small historic town located right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, directly located on Route 42, with easy access to Route 11 and Interstate 81, making it the perfect place to own and operate any type of business, from retail to industrial. Dayton is a great destination, with its unique locally owned shops and restaurants downtown and many specialty shops at The Dayton Market, which has been a shopping destination since 1987. Dayton is also well known for its annual Autumn Celebration better known as “Dayton Days”, where artisans and crafters from all over host a festival that is attended by tens of thousands of visitors.

Opening a Business in Dayton

Opening a business is an exciting time. We are happy to assist you to make certain all requirements specific to your business are met prior to your opening. We recommend contacting the Town’s zoning office, prior to signing a lease or purchasing property.

A business license is required to operate in the Town of Dayton. Hard copy applications are available at Town Hall. The application will be reviewed by the zoning administrator to assure business use is allowed in the desired location. 

Dependent on the type of business, there may be other requirements including taxes and licenses, so please visit our License Fees and Taxes page for more information. We look forward to assisting you.

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