Business Licenses

The County requires certain businesses operating in the county unincorporated areas to obtain and maintain a business license. In accordance with County Code, the following businesses must obtain and maintain a current, valid business license. This requirement is in addition to other permits that may be required by the County (e.g., Health, Fire, Land Use Services Departments) and/or the State of California. County Business Licenses are processed and issued by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and this site provides information and application materials related to County Business Licenses.

Information and application materials are available here. Please see the “Clerk of the Board Fees” page on this site for current licensing fee information.

Peddler Application |  Instructions County Code
Private Patrol Application |  Instructions County Code
Solicitor Application |  Instructions County Code
Taxi Service           Application |  Instructions County Code

Additional Resources

Business License InformationAdditional information and contacts for County business licenses.
Business Permits Made Simple Governor’s Office of Economic Development CalGOLD website
Business Property Tax County Assessor
Fictitious Business Name Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk
Fire Inspection/Certification County Fire/Fire Marshal
Health Permits Public Health/Environmental Health Services
Land Use Permits Land Use Services
Live Scan DocumentLivescan Form Fillable Document.pdf
State of California, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement State licensing/registration/certification information for certain businesses