How much does it cost for a business license?
The business license tax varies depending on the type of business. Each type of business falls into a special category, which determines the business license tax. Business license fees are nonrefundable.
For more information and to determine your fees, please contact:
- Mary Freitas
- Sr. Accounting Technician/Licensing-Revenue Technician
- (530) 823-4211, ext. 114
How long is a business license valid?
A paid business license can be valid for the entire fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. It depends on the type of business license you purchase.Back to Top
Do I need a license if I work out of my home?
Yes. Businesses operated from the home also require payment of business tax and a home occupation permit through our Community Development Department. The zoning ordinance regulates the type of business operations that may be operated from the home.Back to Top
I conduct business in several cities. Can I get just one license to do business in all of them?
Unfortuately, no. Each city has its own business license requirements. It is important to know that most California cities and counties have business license tax ordinances. However, each city has its own tax rate, structure and requirements. Check with the appropriate city or county for more information.Back to Top
Do I need a business license even if I conduct business on a part-time basis?
Yes. Even if you conduct business on a part-time or limited time basis, you are required to obtain a current business license.Back to Top
Will the City of Auburn notify me when it's time to renew my business license?
Yes. However, it is your responsibility to obtain renewal licenses whether or not a renewal notice is received. Penalties are assessed for delinquent accounts, regardless of whether you receive a renewal notice or not. If you do not receive a renewal notice by mid July, contact the Finance Department. Renewals notices are mailed the last business day in June.Back to Top
How do I close my business license?
If you cease operating your business under a current business license, simply return a copy of your business license, along with a letter stating that you wish to close your license.Back to Top