Business Licenses

Required Licenses
All businesses / persons conducting business of any kind in Richmond are required to have a City of Richmond Business License.
Apply electronically via portal or download application to mail or fax.

For information on required business licenses, view the Business License Issuing section. 
Contact Information
Finance Department – Business License Unit
450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-6742
Open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Cashier Hours:  8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Special note for new businesses: Zoning compliance is required for all, new, commercial business license applications.  This is provided by the Planning Division and can be acquired during the Building and Planning business hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday
For business license questions, please contact


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