Business License


The City of Auburn established an ordinance (Chapter 33: Finance, Licensing and Taxation) that requires every business within the City to be licensed and to pay the business license tax, as set forth in the ordinance.
If you are planning on opening a business located in City of Auburn, or doing business within the City’s limits, you must obtain a business license.

Get a License

For questions regarding new business licenses and renewal business license, view the Business License Frequently Asked Questions below.

Renew a License

Businesses may renew licenses by mail or in person.
Note: Business license renewals for the new fiscal year will be mailed the last business day of June.

SB1186 Compliance

On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill -1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof. The purpose of this fee is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.
Effective January 1, 2013, $1 of the amount paid for new and renewal Business Licenses in the City of Auburn is being collected to comply with this State Mandate. 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 (SB1186, Section 15, 4469). You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
Division of the State Architect
Department of Rehabilitation
California Commission on Disability Access
  1. Mary Freitas

    Senior Accounting Technician
    Phone: 530-823-4211, ext. 114

Helpful Links:

 Sellers Permit - State Board of Equalization, 1-800-400-7115 or

 Fictitious Name Statement, Placer County’s Recorder's Office, (530) 886-5600 

 Placer County Environmental Health, (530) 745-2300

 Employer Registration–State Employment Development 800-300-5616 or

 State/Corporate Income Tax – State Franchise Tax Board 800-852-5711 or

 Federal Income Tax – Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1040 or

 State Contractor License Board – 800-321-2752 or

California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control – 916-419-2500

California Pawn & Secondhand Dealer System (CAPSS) 916-227-6400

Secretary of State – Business Programs Division 916-653-6814