Business Tax & License
We welcome your business to the City of Santa Clara!
All businesses are required to have a valid business license from the City of Santa Clara in order to transact business or occupy space in the City. Businesses located outside of the City but conducting business activity within city limits are also required to have a Santa Clara business license.
Please see the City Code for additional information on Business Tax and Business License and Regulations.
Conducting Business & Approval
- A business license will be mailed to the applicant once all fees have been paid and the business license application has been approved by all appropriate City departments.
- Approval of a business license application may take up to eight weeks.
- Businesses will be able to legally conduct business once the license has been approved.
Business License Renewal
Each business is responsible for renewing their annual business license before its expiration date. If you have received a Renewal Notice, you may have the option to Renew Online.
For more information, see our FAQS, and select "Business Tax" from the drop down menu
Questions? Please contact us at:
Municipal Services, Business Tax & License
1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA