Business License Division

**Updated 07.24.2020**

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, most of the City's Business License services are being conducted by mail, online, and by phone.

Thank you for your patience during this time

 ***Limited In-person appointments are available for NEW APPLICATIONS only starting 7/27/2020. Please call 925-931-5440 for further information and to set an appointment

or EMAIL us at BL@cityofpleasantonca.gov

 

A drop-box will be added outside of 200 Old Bernal for tax payments, applications, etc.

RENEW your license online (below) or mail in your payment

Out-of-City CSLB Contractors can now apply for a business license online (see link below)

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.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays 
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:

Only a current business license in good standing can renew online. Reference the License/Acct# and PIN# printed on the renewal form

CLOSURES: Owner must sign/date/return form. Cannot be done online

Click here to RENEW online.

NEW application forms AVAILABLE HERE 

Please Print  the following PDF form:

For ANY business operating in Pleasanton *Print the PDF Business License new tax application and mail in with your estimated license tax payment and applicable form below.

Please use this form to make a CHANGE or REACTIVATE your license.

            Application2020
From a residential home in the City of Pleasanton - *Print the PDF document and mail in with the Business license tax application       ZONING HOME OCCUPATION
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 the PLANNING DEPT.

Cottage Food Zoning Application
OUT-OF-CITY CONTRACTORS (CSLB) -APPLY ONLINE FOR A NEW BUSINESS LICENSE  Click here to apply onlineAPPL

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:

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.