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Gary Ameling
Director of Finance / Assistant City Manager

Finance
Email: Finance
Phone:408-615-2340
Fax: 408-243-8687

Customer Service
Email: Utility Billing
Phone: 408-615-2300
Fax: 408-241-1543

Purchasing
Phone: 408-615-2046

Accounts Payable
Email: Accounts Payable
Phone: 408-615-2369

Business Tax & License
Email: Business Tax & License
Phone: 408-615-2310

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 5:00P

Address
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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How can I get a copy of my business license?
A:
A written request and a $6.00 fee is required to obtain a replacement copy of your certificate.
Can I use my license to do business in another city?
A:
No, the Business Tax Certificate is for doing business in the City of Santa Clara only. If you plan on doing business in another city, you must contact them in order to obtain their requirements for a business license.
What if I move my business to a new location?
A:
Any changes to your business (i.e., location, type of business, business entity, ownership, etc.) will require a new Business Tax Affidavit to be submitted. If the business is no longer located in the City of Santa Clara, a written notification from the business owner must be submitted to close the Business Tax Certificate.
I just purchased an existing business. Can I use the previous owner’s business license?
A:
No, unless a business is a corporation and the Tax ID is not changing, a Business Tax Certificate is non-transferrable. As a new owner, you are required to submit a completed New Business Tax Affidavit to cover the business operation under your ownership.
If my business license expires, does that mean my business is closed?
A:
Business Tax Certificates are not automatically cancelled. We require written notification from the owner in the event of a closure or sale. Please mail your written notification to: City of Santa Clara, Business Tax Unit, 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
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Contact Us

Gary Ameling
Director of Finance / Assistant City Manager

Finance
Email: Finance
Phone:408-615-2340
Fax: 408-243-8687

Customer Service
Email: Utility Billing
Phone: 408-615-2300
Fax: 408-241-1543

Purchasing
Phone: 408-615-2046

Accounts Payable
Email: Accounts Payable
Phone: 408-615-2369

Business Tax & License
Email: Business Tax & License
Phone: 408-615-2310

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 5:00P

Address
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Last updated: 2/12/2015 10:54:28 AM