**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 REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice**
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
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.
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.
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#
Credit card payment limit up to $2,500
Business address change or owner change NOT allowed online.
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.
NEW application forms AVAILABLE HERE
|Please Print the following PDF form:|
For ANY business operating within the City
Please PRINT/MAIL/or drop off 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.
|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/Construction Contractors for a New License Only- Please click on the link to apply
|Click here to apply onlineAPPL|
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
BUSINESS LICENSE SEARCHES CLICK HERE: Business License Search portal.
INFORMATION ON GETTING STARTED CLICK HERE: Business Resource Handout
PLEASANTON BUSINESS LIST REQUEST CLICK HERE: Business List FORM.pdf
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
성 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
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.
SEE LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: