Follow the link below to the Online Business License Application process. You will be required to register as part of the process.
Once registered, you can apply for licenses and pay through a secure link with Official Payments Corporation, our online payment provider. You will also be able to track your application through the review and approval process, and receive periodic email updates on major status changes to your application. Please note there is a convenience fee charged for use of a credit/debit card.
If you do not wish to apply online there are several other ways to apply for a Sacramento County Business License. You can apply in person at our public counter at 700 H Street, Room 1710, Sacramento CA 95814, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., phone the Business License Unit 24-hour automated phone system at (916) 874-6644 and request an application by mail, or by clicking the link for a printable form
The Business License Unit encourages you to contact the Department of Community Planning and Development at (916) 874-6221 to determine if the business activities at the proposed business site are allowed under the current zoning code before submitting an application and paying the fee.
Continue to the Online Business License application entry page