Business Licenses

Required Licenses
All businesses / persons conducting business of any kind in Richmond are required to have a City of Richmond Business License.

For information on required business licenses, view the Business License Issuing section. 
Contact Information
Finance Department – Business License Unit
450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-6742
Open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Cashier Hours:  8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Special note for new businesses: Zoning compliance is required for all, new, commercial business license applications.  This is provided by the Planning Division and can be acquired during the Building and Planning business hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday
For business license questions, please contact


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