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Business Licenses

The Business License Department is responsible for the licensing of all businesses situated within the City limits. All businesses located within City limits need to be approved by the Building and Planning Department's before receiving a business license. A new business license is also required if the business changes location, ownership or name. Business license fees are based on the type of business being conducted. For further information or to obtain an application, contact the Business License Department at businesslicense@cityofmartinez.org or 925-372-3568.  

Full Business License Fee Schedule
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Home Occupation Permit
If you are conducting business from your home within the City limits of Martinez, a completed business application must be sent to the Building and Planning Department's for approval. Once approved, the City will provide you with a home occupation certificate. There is a one time fee of $105.00.

Outside Martinez Contractor Application
If your business has a state contractor's license and you are located outside Martinez City limits please fill out this application.

Retail Business
A retail business license fee is based on the business' total receipts for one full year, also known as gross receipts. A
Gross Receipt Schedules Form for a retail business located inside the City limits needs to be completed in addition to the business license application.

Taxi License & Permit
For information on licensing and permitting of taxi cab companies and their drivers.

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