INFORMATION FOR TOWN BUSINESSES
Business: $.15 per 100 gross receipts
Professional: $.20 per 100 gross receipts
Minimum is $30.00
• License fee based on gross receipts.
• A license must be purchased before a business can be opened.
• Must list before May 15th each year and pay before July 15th each year.
Click here to download a Business License Application.
Independence License Agency provides the following services:
Process title work
Sell dealer tags and transport tags
Process duplicate titles
Process supplemental liens
Issue tags, handicap permits, overload permits, VIN numbers for trailers,
and 3 day permits
• Independence does not issue drivers license.
• Licenses can be issued at Customer Service Centers located in Galax,
Wytheville or Marion.
Connection fees for new water and sewer service:
Over ¾ meter is negotiable
NOTE: The property owner is responsible for water and sewer lines from the house to the road right–of-way where water and sewer hookups are available.
Click here to download a Water Connection Application.
Service deposit to be paid before service connection:
$125.00 or approximated monthly bill
Click here to download a Service Deposit Form.
Water and Sewer Service Rates (billed monthly):
999 gallons minimum $12.50
every 1000 gallons there after is $4.69/1000gal
999 gallons minimum $20.25
every 1000 gallons there after is $5.94/1000gal
Billed in November and due before December 5th each year.
Real Estate: $.148 per $100.00
Mobile Homes: $.148 per $100.00
Machinery and Tools: $.63 per $100.00
Personal Property: $.63 per $100.00
On sale March 1st each year and due before April 15th.