Enter the property address where you will do business. If you plan to do business in more than one location, enter the address for each location to determine if you will need a business license from more than one jurisdiction (The county and/or cities).
Business License is an annual tax you pay each calendar year for doing business within the unincorporated area of the County of Contra Costa. The County Ordinance requires that you obtain a license for conducting business within the unincorporated area, even if your business is located outside our limits or you have a business license from another city.
Title 5 General Welfare & Business Regulations Also - County Ordinance Code Section 82-4.240 regarding home occupations and Sections 84-4.404 through 84-20.404 regarding uses requiring land use permits.
From the Contra Costa Community Development Department. If you are doing business in an incorporated city, you will need to contact the particular city's government for permit and licensing information.
If you are locating your business in a city, check that city's code. This site links to local ordinance codes and charters of about 150 online city and county codes, several with accompanying charters, fire codes, zoning maps, and other documents
29 California Codes are searchable online except the California Building Code which is privately published. Business start-ups often consult the Business & Professions Code or the California Corporations Code.
The CCR consists of 28 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies. A regulation is a rule adopted by a state regulatory agency to implement, interpret, or make specific the law enforced or administered by it, or to govern its procedure.
Fictitious Business Names or Doing Business As (DBA's)