Business License Application Information

*New State Mandate Fee, Effective January 1, 2013
On September 19, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof.  The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.  Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public.  You may obtain information about your legal  obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:


 

A Business License Application and computation forms must be filled out for all businesses. The amount due is determined by type of business activity.   

Click here to Apply On-line

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Mail-in Forms - click on the appropriate classification link below to access the application form.
 

Gross Receipt Businesses are classified as follows:

Classification A
You will need to submit the following 3 forms listed below:
Business License ApplicationGross Receipts Schedule, and Business License Computation

  • Retail sales of goods, wares or merchandise, except grocery stores, automobile dealers and liquor sales
  • Personal services and repair services, except professionals and contractors, as defined in the California Business and Professions Code
  • Recreation and entertainment services
  • Rental and leasing of real property and accommodations
  • Vending, amusement and/or self-service machines subject to the provisions of Section 16002.2 and 16002.5 of the California Business and Professions Act.


Classification B
You will need to submit the following 3 forms listed below:
Business License ApplicationGross Receipts Schedule, and Business License Computation

  • Grocery Stores
  • Automobile dealers


Classification C
You will need to submit the following 3 forms listed below:
Business License ApplicationGross Receipts Schedule, and Business License Computation

  • Wholesaling or jobbing of goods, wares or merchandise
  • Manufacturing, mining, packing or processing of goods
  • Telephone companies
  • Manufacturing and selling by wholesale goods, wares and merchandise
  • Storage, handling and selling by wholesale goods, wares and merchandise
  • Handling and selling by wholesale goods, wares and merchandise
  • Assembling and selling by wholesale, goods, wares and merchandise
  • Processing and selling by wholesale goods, wares and merchandise


Contractors
You will need to submit the following 3 forms listed below:
Business License ApplicationFlat Rate Computation, and Contractor SubList 

  • General Contractors must submit a sub-contractors listing


Flat Rate Businesses
You will need to submit the following 2 forms listed below:
Business License Application and Flat Rate Computation 

  • Auctioneers
  • Carnival/Circus
  • Cosmetologists/Barbers
  • Finance Company
  • Handbill Distributors
  • Hospitals
  • Junk Dealers/Collectors/Automobile Wrecking
  • Loan Association
  • Peddlers
  • Professional - Licensed by State or Federal Government to perform profession - EXCEPT Cosmetologists and Barbers, see above
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Solicitors
  • Telling of Fortunes
  • Vehicular Deliveries

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Phone: (951) 736-2275
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