Business Licenses

  • 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 (Pleasanton Municipal Code). Business License staff are available in the Permit Center during City business hours Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • SEARCH CURRENT BUSINESSES - Search by business name, address, phone number or owner name - Business License Search portal.
  • Information on getting started (open this link) - Business Resource Handout
  • Business List Requests - Complete the Business List FORM.pdf and return with payment to PO Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
  • The report will be provided via email in Excel format; please be sure to provide a valid and legible email address and phone number on the request form.

Business License Renewal

PLEASANTON BUSINESS ADDRESS CHANGES ARE NOT ALLOWED ONLINE.  A NEW ZONING OR HOME APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH YOUR RENEWAL FORM AND FEES.  Any changes online please allow up to 24 hours to be reviewed and you will be notified via email once changes have been accepted.


Renewal for a business… You can do so:
With a current business license in good standing Renew online. Please reference your BUSINESS LICENSE NUMBER (top of renewal form) AND PIN # (bottom right of form).


New Business License Application

I am conducting business... You will need to complete the following form(s):
All businesses operating in Pleasanton please complete this tax application            Business License Tax Application
Complete if operating from a residence in the City of Pleasanton            Home Occupation Application 
Complete if operating from a commercial location in the City of Pleasanton            Commercial Zoning Form         
Complete only if operating from a residence in the City of Pleasanton requesting a Cottage Food Operation             Cottage Food Zoning Application

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

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


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

The Department of Rehabilitation at

The California Commission on Disability Access at

To obtain a copy of the SB1186 mandate, please click on the link listed below: