Federal Regulations

Learn about federal government regulations for your business industry in the Code of Federal Regulations.

State Regulations

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The West Virginia Code (State Legislature) governs business activities in the Mountain State. Visit the West Virginia Legislature online for the full extent of the West Virginia Code. Secretary of State registered entities include:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC/PLLC)
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Voluntary Association
  • Business Trust
  • Unincorporated Non-Profit Association

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State Tax Department

The State Tax Department provides tax regulation guidance and publications for various tax types for business. Learn more about state tax regulations for your business activity. State Tax Department registered entities include, in addition to those listed above under Secretary of State entities, the following:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • General Partnership
  • Association
  • Joint Venture

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Division of Labor

Visit the West Virginia Division of Labor Statutes and Legislative Rules to review regulations for your business activity. Topics include:

  • Contractor licensing
  • Manufactured housing
  • Consumer and occupational safety
  • Wage and hour regulations
  • Weights and measures
  • Bedding and upholstery
  • Amusement rides and attractions
  • Zipline and canopy tours

Other Regulatory Agencies

The list of state boards and agencies governing business activities is complex and varied. Visit the links below for more information pertaining to your specific industry and to ensure your business complies with the law.

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