BUSINESS LICENSES

*IMPORTANT BUSINESS LICENSE NOTICE*

The City of Concord values your business and is continuing to look for ways to provide relief to members of its business community - many of whom have seen their companies significantly impacted by the shelter-in-place order - which is why the City is implementing the Business License Relief Program. Click here prior to renewing. 

A business license is required to conduct business in the City of Concord. This includes:

  • CSLB Certified Contractors
  • Home Based Businesses*
  • Independent Contractors
  • Landlords, both Commercial and Residential renting four or more units
  • Manufacturers and their Representatives
  • Retail Outlets
  • Self-Employed or Licensed Professionals
  • Service or Delivery Companies
  • Wholesalers

In addition, those conducting business in Concord from an office located outside of Concord, are required to obtain a business license.

*NOTE: If you are a Home Based Business located in Concord, you must fill out a Home Based Business Application in addition to your Business License Application*

ONLINE BUSINESS LICENSE SERVICES

  1. SAVE $20 APPLY/RENEW ONLINE
Click to use our online portal for business license services. All you will need is your business license account and PIN number, which can be located toward the bottom right of your renewal form.

The online services allow you to:
  • Apply for a business license
  • Renew an existing business license
  • Pay a balance due
  • Close a business license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC BUSINESS TYPES

  1. sb205: storm water discharge compliance
  2. disability access requirements and resources

If your business is one of the regulated industries that requires this permit, the individual applying for or renewing their business license must demonstrate enrollment in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit prior to receiving their license. 

Click to learn more about whether your business requires a storm water permit.

  1. solicitors & peddlers
  2. private patrol operators
  3. tobacco retailers
City of Concord Municipal Code Sections 5.90.010 through 5.90.190 mandate that all door-to-door solicitors complete a registration process prior to engaging in this type of business marketing. This registration process is facilitated by the police department. Please call 925-603-5863 for Live Scan hours and appointment schedule. 

The following Requirements will assist in the application process:
  • City of Concord Business License
  • Department of Justice Fingerprint Scan (Live Scan)

*Note: State CASp Fee Adds $4 to all Applications and Renewals.*