Business License Division

  • The City of Pleasanton requires any person(s) 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 off-site.

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

Business License Renewals

2017 Renewals will be mailed out the week of November 28th

PLEASE NOTE:  Gross Receipt Income MUST INCLUDE all of DECEMBER INCOME.

Payment Due Date: 01/01/17 and must be RECEIVED BY: 01/31/17 to AVOID penalties.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A PLEASANTON BUSINESS ADDRESS CHANGE CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE

To Renew a license You can do so:

Only a current business license in good standing and within the last 12 months of expiration, can renew online using the Business Lic/Acct# and PIN# printed on the renewal forms

Click here to RENEW online. 

New Business License Application

To ensure enough time to complete the process for a new business license, it is recommended applicants allow 30 minutes for an over-the-counter review and approvals from various departments.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays
200 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-5440

If you are conducting business... Please Print  the following PDF form:

Any business operating in Pleasanton *Print the PDF document and mail in with your estimated license tax payment.

You may also use this form to make a CHANGE or REACTIVATE your license if within 5 years of expiration.

Business License Tax Application
From a residential home in the City of Pleasanton - *Print the PDF document and mail in with the Business license tax application            Home Occupation Application 
From a commercial location in the City of Pleasanton - *Print the PDF document and mail in with the Business license tax application          Commercial Zoning Form         
Complete ONLY if operating from a residence in the City of Pleasanton requesting a Cottage Food Operation and mail to PLANNING DEPT.             Cottage Food Zoning Application

TO CONDUCT A BUSINESS LICENSE SEARCH CLICK HERE: Business License Search portal.

FOR INFORMATION ON GETTING STARTED CLICK HEREBusiness Resource Handout 

FOR A PLEASANTON BUSINESS LIST CLICK HEREBusiness List FORM.pdf 

DISCLAIMER: STATE LAW- SB 1186

The State of California enacted SB 1186 1/1/2013 (Dutton; Special access:  liability), a new law which imposes 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 new 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:

The Division of the State Architect at www.dgs.ca.gov/Home.aspx

The Department of Rehabilitation at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov

The California Commission on Disability Access at www.ccda.ca.gov

To obtain a copy of the SB1186 mandate, please click on the link listed below:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov