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50% penalty assessed on/after April 1, 2014


ORDINANCE 2085 - Section 1. Amends Municipal Code section 5.24.020.A Delinquent taxes – Penalties as follows:

5.24.020 Delinquent taxes—Penalties.

A. For failure to pay the license tax when due, the collector shall add a penalty of: 25 percent of said license tax on the first day of February: and 50 percent (non-cumulative) said license tax on the first day of March.

This ordinance change was effective on 1/17/14

NEW Business License Information

Business License Office is located at:

200 Old Bernal Avenue

Office hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.

(925) 931-5440.

Any person(s) conducting business within the City of Pleasanton is required to have a business license. This applies to those businesses advertising a Pleasanton address as their physical location and/or use of a Pleasanton address for business mailing purposes.

To obtain a business license please refer to applicable forms below.

We recommend NEW applicants allow 1/2 hour for over-the-counter submittals and approvals. Please plan to arrive prior to 4:30 pm to insure processing that day. Thank you.

For more information see business handout

What Forms Do I Need?


I am conducting business... You'll need these form(s):

From a residence in the City of Pleasanton.



Business License
Tax Application and the Application for Exempt Home Occupation

(pdf 168K)

From a residence in the City of

Pleasanton requesting Cottage Food


Business License Tax Application and Cottage Food Operation Zoning Approval

(pdf 154K)

From a commercial location in the City of Pleasanton. Business License
Tax Application and the Application for Zoning Approval
(pdf 191K)

Doing Business in Pleasanton but my office location is not within the City of Pleasanton.

Business License
Tax Application only
(pdf 28K)


Change of Address

If your business is located within the City of Pleasanton and you have a business location change of address, you are required to submit a new zoning application.  Please make sure you check the box that says address change when submitting application.  Please mail completed forms to the City of Pleasanton Planning Department, P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA  94566

Home Occupation Zoning Application

Commercial Zoning Application


Pleasanton Business List

  • Full Business List                           $50.00
  • Pleasanton Businesses Only         $30.00
  • Monthly New Business Report       $10.00
  • Special Request by Classification  $10.00 per type

Please complete the List Request Form (link below) and return with payment to PO Box 520, Pleasanton, CA  94566.

The report is emailed in excel format. Please make sure to provide a valid email address and phone number on the request form.

List Request Form



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 folowing 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:


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