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License Renewal

It is the responsibility of each business to renew their Business Tax Certificate before it expires. Per City Code Section 3.40.100, the tax for the renewal of such certificate shall be due and payable upon expiration of the prior certificate. As specified in City Code Section 3.40.110, if the Business Tax Certificate is not renewed within 30 days of the expiration date, a penalty equal to 100 percent (100%) of the total tax will be assessed. 

Please note that changes to your business (e.g. location, type of business, business entity, ownership, etc.) will require a new Business Tax Certificate to be submitted.

If you have received a Renewal Notice with a message to renew online as an option, you may go to Business License Online Renewal to process your renewal.

If you have any questions about your renewal notice or the renewal process, please contact the Municipal Services Division, 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Tel: (408) 615-2310 Fax: (408) 241-1543.

The City of Santa Clara values your business and appreciates your timely renewal of your Business License.


A message to the community:

Local businesses need the support of the community to continue to provide jobs, and to supply the wide variety of goods and services the public wants and needs to have close by. Please remember to support local business by SHOPPING SANTA CLARA, taking advantage of the great stores, dining and entertainment resources located here in our community, patronizing neighborhood shops and shopping centers in Santa Clara, and encouraging guests to stay at Santa Clara hotels. In turn, the tax and fee income local businesses will generate from your patronage will help to pay for parks, street repair, library books and hundreds of other local government services that the public enjoys. Local businesses will appreciate your support.

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