Business Licenses

This office does not issue business licenses. We cannot provide advice on where or when a business license is required.

Links have been provided below as a courtesy, please contact the City (or County for unincorporated areas) directly for more information. 

A Fictitious Business Name statement is not a license to conduct business. Please be advised that cities may require a business license when conducting business within city limits. Applicants are encouraged to contact the respective city for rules and regulations governing their business license practices.

For information regarding applicable rules, regulations, and permits, please visit the State of California Business Portal CalGold .

For more information regarding trademarks visit the US Patent and Trademark Office