Definitely. Every person or business regulated by the Contractor’s State License Board must apply for a Richmond license and complete a Contractor’s License Statement, which is available from the Finance Department.
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Invoices should have a Purchase Order number, contact person and department. This will help identify the correct department for prompt processing. Invoice should also state the date service/goods were performed/received.
Yes, all businesses operating within the City limits of Richmond (including subcontractors and landlords) must have a business license as required under the City’s Municipal Code. Application forms are located on the Business License section of the City’s website.
The City has established various zoning regulations, which control the location and operation of all commercial activity. You should consider checking with the Planning Department at (510) 620-6705 before purchasing property or signing lease agreements.
It’s easy. All you need to do is to come to the Finance Department at Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Second Floor. We will provide you with a “Business Start-up Checklist” and guide you through the process. You can also apply online through our online portal. Please visit eTRAKiT for more information. Or click this link to download and mail in an application to City of Richmond, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804.
It varies depending on your business classification and gross receipts reported by your business. Please visit the Measure U landing page for more information. The full amount of the business license tax, zoning compliance fee and inspection fee are due at the time you submit the business license application if your business is located within Richmond City Limits. The SB-1186 mandated fee of $4 will be added to all business tax amounts due.
**On-line payments (Google Chrome) at eTRAKiT.
1st Time users must set-up an account
Enter credit card information and please retain confirmation page for your records. Your City of Richmond Business License Certificate will be mailed within 10 business days.
These fees help pay for Police and Fire Protection as well as libraries, parks, streets and other public services.
It is mandated by the Richmond City Code that businesses be licensed. We are currently undertaking a massive project to license those businesses that have not complied with these requirements. Please be a partner with your fellow Esteemed Richmond Businesses and the citizens of Richmond.
If you are licensed and paid in full, we thank you.
If you are NOT licensed or paid in full, please come and see us.