What is the Business License fee based on?
Taxes are paid in advance of anticipated gross receipts and subject to correction or confirmation the following year.
For most businesses, the license fee is based on type of business and gross annual receipts within City limits. Gross receipts are defined as the total revenues generated from all activities within the City during the year, before subtracting any costs or expenses. Please refer to the Tax Chart.
Based on the opening day of your business, fees may be prorated on a quarterly basis (excluding the mandatory $4.00 CA SB1186 fee). Contractors are excluded from proration.
No portion of a license fee, once paid, is refundable, unless erroneously levied or erroneously calculated.

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1. Why is a City Business License required?
2. Who is required to obtain a City Business License?
3. When must I file for a business license application?
4. Do I need a new license if I sell or move my business?
5. Are any businesses exempt from paying a business license fee?
6. What period does a Business License cover?
7. What is the Business License fee based on?
8. Can I get a refund if I over estimate my gross receipts?
9. Once I submit my license what is the City process for approval?
10. What is considered a Hazardous Material?
11. How do I get utilities for my new business?
12. Who do I contact if I have questions about Business Licenses?