Business License Division

**Important Message for 2021**

The City of Pleasanton is adhering to the Alameda County Public Health Department's order

to shelter in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. While the order is in effect, 

**OUR OFFICES WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC**

 

All Business License services are being conducted thru the following options:

Mail:              PO Box 520 Pleasanton, CA 94566

Drop Box:     BROWN box located at 200 Old Bernal (next to EV charging stations)

Online:          Options are below to renew, apply, inquire, close

Email:           BL@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Phone:          (925) 931-5440

 

Limited In-person appointments are available for NEW APPLICATIONS only

Please call 925-931-5440 or email for further information and to set an appointment.

 

  • 2021 RENEWALS GO OUT EARLY DECEMBER.
  • You must be in good standings to renew for the current year.
  • PAYMENT due 1/1/2021 and MUST BE RECEIVED by 01/31/2021
  • **YOU MUST REPORT ALL INCOME thru 12/31 and PAY BY 1/31/21** - If you report early, this may cause a delay in processing your license
  • We do NOT accept payment over the phone
  • Master Card and VISA payments only - with a limit up to $2,500
  • Address and owner changes CAN NOT be done online
  • If open less than 1 year, provide an annualized estimated figure for 12 months per PMC Section 5.24.040

 

The City of Pleasanton requires any person conducting business in the city to obtain a business license. This includes any business using a Pleasanton address for advertisement, or state or federal licensing, even if the business is done offsite.

200 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-931-5440

For more information on business license requirements CLICK on link for Section 5 (Pleasanton Municipal Code).

RENEW YOUR LICENSE

See link below:

TO RENEW ONLINE - YOU WILL NEED the License/Acct# and PIN#

TO CLOSE YOUR LICENSE - YOU CANNOT DO THIS ONLINE.

PLEASE PRINT THE PDF IN NEXT COLUMN, SIGN, AND MAIL IN TO THE PO BOX ABOVE.

 

 

Click here to RENEW online.

 

Closure Notice.pdf

 

 

   

NEW application forms AVAILABLE HERE 

Please Print  the following PDF form:

For ANY business operating within the City

Please print and mail in with your estimated license tax payment and any other applicable forms below. To make an address CHANGE or REACTIVATE your license, please use this form.

Application2021
Home based business - Print the PDF document and mail in with the business license tax application    ZONING HOME OCCUPATION
Commercial based business - Print the PDF document and mail in with the business license tax application            Commercial Zoning Form         

Cottage Food Operation in a residential home please print and mail to the Planning Dept.

Cottage Food Zoning Application

Out of City Contractors NEW BUSINESS LICENSE ONLY - click on the link to apply online

Click here to apply onlineAPPL

**TOBACCO RETAILER PERMIT**

Effective January 1, 2021 - All businesses selling tobacco and tobacco related products must apply for a Tobacco Retailer Permit.   New businesses must obtain Planning approval prior to applying for a Tobacco Retailer Permit.  For more information please visit: http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/hottopics/tobacco_restrictions/default.asp

Click here for PERMIT Pdf application:     Tobacco Retailer Permit Application.pdf 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

BUSINESS LICENSE SEARCHES CLICK HERE: Business License Search portal.

INFORMATION ON GETTING STARTED CLICK HEREBusiness Resource Handout 

PLEASANTON BUSINESS LIST REQUEST CLICK HEREBusiness List FORM.pdf 

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

AB1607: Prevention of Gender-Based Discrimination: Business Establishments’ Legal Obligations

Information regarding this bill can be obtained thru this website in 6 required languages:  https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy.pdf

차별 방지: 사업체의 법적 의무: https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy_ko.pdf

PREVENCIÓN DE LA DISCRIMINACIÓN POR GÉNERO: OBLIGACIONES LEGALES DE ESTABLECIMIENTOS COMERCIALES: https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy_sp.pdf

PHÒNG CHỐNG PHÂN BIỆT ĐỐI XỬ THEO GIỚI TÍNH: NGHĨA VỤ PHÁP LÝ CỦA CƠ SỞ KINH DOANH: https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy_vt.pdf

防止基於性別的歧視: 企業機構的法律義務:https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy_trad.pdf

PAG-IWAS SA DISKRIMINASYON BATAY SA KASARIAN: MGA LIGAL NA OBLIGASYON SA MGA GUSALI NG NEGOSYO: https://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/consumers/gender_policy_tagalog.pdf

 

AB1379 was imposed by the state to increase the $1 state mandate fee to $4.00 for licensing years 2018 thru 2023. The State of California enacted SB1186 (Dutton; Special access: liability) in 2012 which imposed a $ 1.00 State fee on every applicant for a local business license or renewal (including all in-city commercial and home-based, all exempts, all non-profits, landlords, out -of-city, and all contractors) and is required to be collected by all cities and counties throughout California, including the City of Pleasanton.  

This law requires that you be provided the following notices: 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:

    SB205 STORMWATER DISCHARGE COMPLIANCE. Any business required to obtain a storm water permit under the federal Clean Water Act through enrollment with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program must complete the companion NPDES Permit Enrollment Verification Form. Failure to demonstrate required enrollment within 90 days of applying can result in the denial of such business license application or renewal for insufficient information as required under PMC §§5.08.020 and 5.08.030.