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All businesses operating in the City of Healdsburg (City) are required to obtain a business license. “Operating” is defined as ALL businesses within City limits including but not limited to fixed site, itinerant, mobile, non-profit, home-based, consignment, subcontractor, & web businesses, as well as business located outside City limits generating revenue from within the City such as contractors with a jobsite within the City, a service provider performing onsite within the City, Farmers Market vendors, etc.A separate license shall be required for each branch establishment or location. Only one license will be issued to each location covering all types of business at the same location (i.e., service, retail, wholesale, etc.).
Business licenses are non-transferrable. Active businesses that change locations and/or ownership are required to file a new business license application. If your business changes location only, after completing your new application but before processing payment please email email@example.com to see if you qualify for a fee waiver. A separate license shall be required for each branch establishment or location and include all types of business at a location (i.e., retail, service, professional, etc.).
For most businesses, upon submission of a completed application and payment of the related license tax, a business license will be issued immediately.
For those businesses that are exempt, or engaging in Taxi Services, Alcohol Beverage Sales, Firearm Sales, Cannabis Sales, or Message Services the completed application will be forwarded on to the appropriate departments for code review and clearance prior to acceptance of payment and license issuance.
After license issuance, the Fire Department will review all completed Hazardous Materials Forms, the Public Works Department will review all completed Wastewater Discharge Applications, and the Planning and Building department will review zoning information.
For additional information or questions about a City business license, please call (707) 431-3304, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our offices located at City Hall, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg.