Do you need a City of Richmond business license?

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.

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1. When will I get paid for doing business with the City?
2. Who should I contact regarding status of an outstanding invoice?
3. What can I do to help expedite payment of an invoice?
4. Can a vendor pick up a check from City Hall?
5. Do I contact the City of Richmond for garbage/refuse liens?
6. How do I start a business?
7. Do you need a City of Richmond business license?
8. How do I get a business license?
9. How much does it cost? When are monies due?
10. How do I pay a Business/Rental License online?
11. Do state licensed contractors require a license?
12. What are license monies used for?
13. How do I become a vendor to the City?