Forms and Resources
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any new business with a physical location within the City of Richmond is required to submit an application online or you may fill out a Business Tax Application and mail to the address listed below.
Businesses not located in Richmond can estimate tax bill using the Measure U Business Tax Calculator , and send a completed application and check to:
City of RichmondYou will be contacted if further information is required. For questions, call 510-620-5555, or email Measure_U_info@ci.richmond.ca.us or schedule a One-on-One meeting with Finance staff through Calendly.
Business License Unit
450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
- Business License Application
- Declaration of Owner Occupation & Exemption
- Rental Business License Application
- Certificate of Home Occupation Authorization Form
- Measure U website - Additional resources and contact information related to Measure U
- Business License Fee Schedule
Starting January 1, 2022 all businesses in California must comply with California State Bill 1383. This bill requires business to subscribe to recycling and organics services in addition to other requirements. For more information about compliance and to learn if you qualify as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 generator visit RecycleMore’s website, https://recyclemore.com/new-recycling-law-starts-january-1-2022/.
All businesses must comply with the City’s Food Ware Ordinance. For more information please visit, https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/1824/Food-Ware-Ordinance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.