California Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide.

Did you know the rules to create and run a compliant LLC, corporation, nonprofit, or other entity are different in every state? We are specialists in business filings and licensing, including in California.

California State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within California that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Architects Board
  • Attorney General
  • Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Department of Consumer Affairs - Bureau of Real Estate
  • Department of Consumer Affairs - Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)
  • Department of Consumer Affairs - Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
  • Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • Employment Development Department
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
  • State Board of Equalization
  • State Board of Pharmacy

California Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within California that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Alameda County
  • Alpine County
  • Amador County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Colusa County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Glenn County
  • Humboldt County
  • Imperial County
  • Inyo County
  • Kern County
  • Kings County
  • Lake County
  • Lassen County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Mariposa County
  • Mendocino County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Benito County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Sierra County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Sutter County
  • Tehama County
  • Trinity County
  • Tulare County
  • Tuolumne County
  • Ventura County
  • Yolo County
  • Yuba County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Acton
  • Adelanto
  • Agoura Hills
  • Alameda
  • Alamo
  • Albany
  • Albion
  • Alhambra
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Alleghany
  • Alpaugh
  • Alpine
  • Alta
  • Alta Sierra
  • Altadena
  • Altaville
  • Alturas
  • Alviso
  • American Canyon
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Angels Camp
  • Angwin
  • Annapolis
  • Antelope
  • Antioch
  • Apple Valley
  • Aptos
  • Arbuckle
  • Arcadia
  • Arcata
  • Arden-Arcade
  • Arnold
  • Aromas
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Artesia
  • Arvin
  • Atascadero
  • Atherton
  • Atwater
  • Auberry
  • Auburn
  • Avalon
  • Avenal
  • Avila Beach
  • Avocado Heights
  • Azusa
  • Badger
  • Baker
  • Bakersfield
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bangor
  • Banning
  • Barstow
  • Bay Point
  • Baywood-Los Osos
  • Beale Air Force Base
  • Beaumont
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bella Vista
  • Bellflower
  • Belmont
  • Belvedere Tiburon
  • Ben Lomond
  • Benicia
  • Berkeley
  • Bethel Island
  • Beverly Hills
  • Big Bear
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Big Bend
  • Big Creek
  • Big Pine
  • Big Sur
  • Biggs
  • Bishop
  • Blackhawk
  • Blairsden-Graeagle
  • Bloomington
  • Blue Jay
  • Blue Lake
  • Blythe
  • Bodega Bay
  • Bolinas
  • Bonita
  • Bonita Long Canyon
  • Bonsall
  • Boonville
  • Boron
  • Borrego Springs
  • Boulder Creek
  • Boyes Hot Springs
  • Bradley
  • Brawley
  • Brea
  • Brentwood
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeville
  • Brisbane
  • Brookdale
  • Brooks
  • Buellton
  • Buena Park
  • Burbank
  • Burlingame
  • Burney
  • Burrel
  • Butte City
  • Buttonwillow
  • Byron
  • Cabazon
  • Calabasas
  • Calexico
  • California City
  • California Hot Springs
  • Calimesa
  • Calipatria
  • Calistoga
  • Calpella
  • Camarillo
  • Cambria
  • Cameron Park
  • Camino
  • Camp Pendleton North
  • Camp Pendleton South
  • Campbell
  • Campo
  • Camptonville
  • Canoga Park
  • Canyon
  • Canyon Country
  • Canyon Lake
  • Capistrano Beach
  • Capitola
  • Cardiff
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Valley
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Carmichael
  • Carpinteria
  • Carson
  • Caruthers
  • Castaic
  • Castro Valley
  • Castroville
  • Cathedral City
  • Cayucos
  • Cazadero
  • Cedar Glen
  • Ceres
  • Cerritos
  • Challenge
  • Chatsworth
  • Chester
  • Chicago Park
  • Chico
  • Chinese Camp
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Chowchilla
  • Chualar
  • Chula Vista
  • Citrus Heights
  • City of Industry
  • Claremont
  • Clayton
  • Clearlake
  • Clearlake Oaks
  • Clements
  • Cloverdale
  • Clovis
  • Coachella
  • Coalinga
  • Cobb
  • Coleville
  • Colfax
  • Coloma
  • Colton
  • Columbia
  • Colusa
  • Commerce
  • Compton
  • Concord
  • Copperopolis
  • Corcoran
  • Corning
  • Corona
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Coronado
  • Corte Madera
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cotati
  • Coto de Caza
  • Cottonwood
  • Coulterville
  • Country Club
  • Covelo
  • Covina
  • Crescent City
  • Crestline
  • Crockett
  • Crows Landing
  • Culver City
  • Cupertino
  • Cypress
  • Daggett
  • Daly City
  • Dana Point
  • Danville
  • Davis
  • Death Valley
  • Deer Park
  • Del Mar
  • Del Monte Forest
  • Del Rio
  • Delano
  • Delhi
  • Desert Center
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Diablo
  • Diamond Bar
  • Diamond Springs
  • Dinuba
  • Discovery Bay
  • Dixon
  • Dorris
  • Dos Palos
  • Downey
  • Downieville
  • Duarte
  • Dublin
  • Ducor
  • Dunnigan
  • Dunsmuir
  • Durham
  • Dutch Flat
  • Earlimart
  • Earp
  • East Irvine
  • East Los Angeles
  • East Palo Alto
  • East Whittier
  • Eastvale
  • Edison
  • Edwards
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • El Cajon
  • El Camino Village
  • El Centro
  • El Cerrito
  • El Dorado
  • El Dorado Hills
  • El Granada
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • El Sobrante
  • Eldridge
  • Elk
  • Elk Creek
  • Elk Grove
  • Elmira
  • Elverta
  • Emeryville
  • Empire
  • Encinitas
  • Encino
  • Escalon
  • Escondido
  • Esparto
  • Etna
  • Eureka
  • Exeter
  • Fair Oaks
  • Fairfax
  • Fairfield
  • Fall River Mills
  • Fallbrook
  • Farmersville
  • Farmington
  • Felton
  • Ferndale
  • Fiddletown
  • Fillmore
  • Firebaugh
  • Five Points
  • Florence-Graham
  • Florin
  • Folsom
  • Fontana
  • Foothill Farms
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Forbestown
  • Forest Knolls
  • Forest Ranch
  • Foresthill
  • Forestville
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fort Irwin
  • Fortuna
  • Foster City
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fowler
  • Frazier Park
  • Freedom
  • Fremont
  • French Gulch
  • Fresno
  • Friant
  • Fullerton
  • Fulton
  • Furnace Creek
  • Galt
  • Garberville
  • Garden Grove
  • Gardena
  • Gazelle
  • Georgetown
  • Geyserville
  • Gilroy
  • Glen Ellen
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Glennville
  • Gold River
  • Goleta
  • Gonzales
  • Granada Hills
  • Grand Terrace
  • Granite Bay
  • Grass Valley
  • Graton
  • Greenbrae
  • Greenfield
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Grenada
  • Gridley
  • Grizzly Flats
  • Groveland
  • Groveland-Big Oak Flat
  • Grover Beach
  • Guadalupe
  • Gualala
  • Guerneville
  • Guinda
  • Gustine
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hanford
  • Happy Camp
  • Happy Valley
  • Harbor City
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hayfork
  • Hayward
  • Healdsburg
  • Heber
  • Helendale
  • Hemet
  • Herald
  • Hercules
  • Herlong
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Hesperia
  • Hickman
  • Hidden Meadows
  • Highland
  • Hillsborough
  • Hilmar
  • Hollister
  • Holtville
  • Homeland
  • Homewood
  • Honeydew
  • Hoopa
  • Hornbrook
  • Hughson
  • Huntington Beach
  • Huntington Park
  • Huron
  • Hydesville
  • Idyllwild
  • Idyllwild-Pine Cove
  • Igo
  • Imperial
  • Imperial Beach
  • Independence
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • Inglewood
  • Inverness
  • Ione
  • Irvine
  • Irwindale
  • Isla Vista
  • Isleton
  • Ivanhoe
  • Jackson
  • Jacumba Hot Springs
  • Jamestown
  • Jamul
  • Janesville
  • Jenner
  • Joshua Tree
  • Julian
  • June Lake
  • Kelseyville
  • Kentfield
  • Kenwood
  • Kerman
  • Kernville
  • King City
  • Kings Beach
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Kingsburg
  • Klamath
  • Kneeland
  • Knights Landing
  • Knightsen
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Crescenta-Montrose
  • La Habra
  • La Honda
  • La Mesa
  • La Mirada
  • La Palma
  • La Puente
  • La Quinta
  • La Riviera
  • La Verne
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Lafayette
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Hughes
  • Lake Isabella
  • Lake of the Pines
  • Lakeport
  • Lakeside
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Larkspur
  • Lathrop
  • Laton
  • Lawndale
  • Laytonville
  • Le Grand
  • Lebec
  • Lee Vining
  • Leggett
  • Lemon Cove
  • Lemon Grove
  • Lemoore
  • Lewiston
  • Lincoln
  • Linda
  • Linden
  • Lindsay
  • Littlerock
  • Live Oak
  • Live Oak
  • Livermore
  • Livingston
  • Lockeford
  • Lodi
  • Loma Linda
  • Lomita
  • Lompoc
  • Lone Pine
  • Long Beach
  • Loomis
  • Los Alamitos
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Los Gatos
  • Los Molinos
  • Los Olivos
  • Los Osos
  • Lost Hills
  • Lower Lake
  • Loyalton
  • Lucas Valley-Marinwood
  • Lucerne
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Lynwood
  • Lyoth
  • Mad River
  • Madera
  • Magalia
  • Malibu
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Manteca
  • March Air Reserve Base
  • Marina
  • Marina del Rey
  • Mariposa
  • Markleeville
  • Marshall
  • Martinez
  • Marysville
  • Mather
  • Maxwell
  • Maywood
  • McClellan Park
  • McFarland
  • McKinleyville
  • McKittrick
  • Meadow Vista
  • Mecca
  • Mendocino
  • Mendota
  • Menifee
  • Menlo Park
  • Mentone
  • Merced
  • Meridian
  • Mi-Wuk Village
  • Middletown
  • Midway City
  • Mill Valley
  • Millbrae
  • Millville
  • Milpitas
  • Mira Loma
  • Miramonte
  • Miranda
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Viejo
  • Moccasin
  • Modesto
  • Mojave
  • Mokelumne Hill
  • Monrovia
  • Montague
  • Montara
  • Montclair
  • Monte Rio
  • Montebello
  • Montecito
  • Monterey
  • Monterey Park
  • Moorpark
  • Moraga
  • Moreno Valley
  • Morgan Hill
  • Morro Bay
  • Moss Beach
  • Moss Landing
  • Mount Aukum
  • Mount Baldy
  • Mount Hamilton
  • Mount Laguna
  • Mount Shasta
  • Mount Wilson
  • Mountain View
  • Murrieta
  • Napa
  • National City
  • Naval Air Station Point Mugu
  • Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme
  • Navarro
  • Needles
  • Nevada City
  • New Cuyama
  • New Pine Creek
  • Newark
  • Newberry Springs
  • Newbury Park
  • Newcastle
  • Newhall
  • Newman
  • Newport Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Nicasio
  • Nicolaus
  • Nipomo
  • Norco
  • Norden
  • North Fork
  • North Highlands
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • North San Juan
  • North Tustin
  • Northridge
  • Norwalk
  • Novato
  • Nuevo
  • O'Neals
  • Oak Park
  • Oak View
  • Oakdale
  • Oakhurst
  • Oakland
  • Oakley
  • Oakville
  • Occidental
  • Oceano
  • Oceanside
  • Oildale
  • Ojai
  • Olancha
  • Olivehurst
  • Olympic Valley
  • Ontario
  • Orange
  • Orange Cove
  • Orangevale
  • Orcutt
  • Orinda
  • Orland
  • Orleans
  • Oro Grande
  • Orosi
  • Oroville
  • Oxnard
  • Pacific Grove
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Pacifica
  • Pacoima
  • Paicines
  • Pala
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Palmdale
  • Palo Alto
  • Palo Cedro
  • Palomar Mountain
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Panorama City
  • Paradise
  • Paramount
  • Parker Dam
  • Parlier
  • Pasadena
  • Paskenta
  • Paso Robles
  • Patterson
  • Pearblossom
  • Pebble Beach
  • Penn Valley
  • Penngrove
  • Penryn
  • Perris
  • Pescadero
  • Petaluma
  • Petrolia
  • Phelan
  • Phillipsville
  • Pico Rivera
  • Piedmont
  • Piercy
  • Pine Grove
  • Pine Mountain Club
  • Pine Valley
  • Pinecrest
  • Pinole
  • Pismo Beach
  • Pittsburg
  • Pixley
  • Placentia
  • Placerville
  • Planada
  • Playa del Rey
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasanton
  • Plymouth
  • Point Arena
  • Point Reyes Station
  • Pollock Pines
  • Pomona
  • Port Costa
  • Port Hueneme
  • Porterville
  • Portola
  • Portola Valley
  • Poway
  • Prunedale
  • Quincy
  • Rainbow
  • Raisin City
  • Ramona
  • Rancho Calaveras
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Rancho Murieta
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Rancho San Diego
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Randsburg
  • Raymond
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Redlands
  • Redondo Beach
  • Redwood City
  • Redwood Estates
  • Redwood Valley
  • Reedley
  • Represa
  • Rescue
  • Reseda
  • Rialto
  • Richgrove
  • Richmond
  • Richvale
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rio Dell
  • Rio Linda
  • Rio Oso
  • Rio Vista
  • Ripon
  • Riverbank
  • Riverdale
  • Riverside
  • Robbins
  • Rocklin
  • Rodeo
  • Rohnert Park
  • Rosamond
  • Rosemead
  • Rosemont
  • Roseville
  • Ross
  • Rossmoor
  • Rough and Ready
  • Rowland Heights
  • Sacramento
  • Saint Helena
  • Salida
  • Salinas
  • San Andreas
  • San Anselmo
  • San Ardo
  • San Bernardino
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Clemente
  • San Diego
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Francisco
  • San Gabriel
  • San Gregorio
  • San Jacinto
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • San Juan Bautista
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Leandro
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Lucas
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Rey
  • San Marcos
  • San Marino
  • San Martin
  • San Mateo
  • San Miguel
  • San Pablo
  • San Pedro
  • San Quentin
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • San Simeon
  • San Ysidro
  • Sanger
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Margarita
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Paula
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santa Ynez
  • Santee
  • Saratoga
  • Sausalito
  • Scotts Valley
  • Seal Beach
  • Seaside
  • Sebastopol
  • Selma
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Shafter
  • Shandon
  • Shasta
  • Shasta Lake
  • Sheep Ranch
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Shingle Springs
  • Shoshone
  • Sierra Madre
  • Sierraville
  • Signal Hill
  • Silverado
  • Simi Valley
  • Sloughhouse
  • Smartsville
  • Snelling
  • Soda Springs
  • Solana Beach
  • Soledad
  • Solvang
  • Somis
  • Sonoma
  • Sonora
  • Soquel
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • South Pasadena
  • South San Francisco
  • South Whittier
  • Spreckels
  • Spring Valley
  • Springville
  • Squaw Valley
  • Stanford
  • Stanton
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Stevinson
  • Stinson Beach
  • Stockton
  • Stonyford
  • Strathmore
  • Studio City
  • Suisun City
  • Sultana
  • Sun City
  • Sun Valley
  • Sunland-Tujunga
  • Sunnyvale
  • Sunol
  • Sunset Beach
  • Susanville
  • Sutter
  • Sutter Creek
  • Sylmar
  • Taft
  • Tahoe City
  • Tahoe Vista
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley
  • Tarzana
  • Tehachapi
  • Temecula
  • Temple City
  • Templeton
  • Thermal
  • Thornton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Thousand Palms
  • Three Rivers
  • Tipton
  • Tollhouse
  • Tomales
  • Topanga
  • Torrance
  • Trabuco Canyon
  • Tracy
  • Tranquillity
  • Traver
  • Travis Air Force Base
  • Trona
  • Truckee
  • Tujunga
  • Tulare
  • Tulelake
  • Tupman
  • Turlock
  • Tustin
  • Twain Harte
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Twin Peaks
  • Ukiah
  • Union City
  • Universal City
  • Upland
  • Upper Lake
  • Vacaville
  • Valencia
  • Valle Vista
  • Vallejo
  • Valley Center
  • Valley Springs
  • Valley Village
  • Van Nuys
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • Venice
  • Ventura
  • Victorville
  • Vidal
  • Villa Park
  • Vineyard
  • Visalia
  • Vista
  • Wallace
  • Walnut
  • Walnut Creek
  • Warner Springs
  • Wasco
  • Washington
  • Waterford
  • Watsonville
  • Waukena
  • Weaverville
  • Weed
  • Weldon
  • Weott
  • West Carson
  • West Covina
  • West Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • West Point
  • West Rancho Dominguez
  • West Sacramento
  • Westlake Village
  • Westley
  • Westminster
  • Westmorland
  • Westwood
  • Wheatland
  • Whitethorn
  • Whittier
  • Wildomar
  • Williams
  • Willits
  • Willow Creek
  • Willowbrook
  • Willows
  • Wilmington
  • Wilton
  • Winchester
  • Windsor
  • Winnetka
  • Winterhaven
  • Winters
  • Woodacre
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodcrest
  • Woodlake
  • Woodland
  • Woodland Hills
  • Woodside
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo
  • Yolo
  • Yorba Linda
  • Yosemite Lakes
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Yountville
  • Yreka
  • Yuba City
  • Yucaipa
  • Yucca Valley
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