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Persons doing business in the City of Dublin are required to have an active business license. This includes business administered out of a home, commercial space and non-Dublin businesses that provide services, deliver goods for a fee, or sub-contracts in Dublin. A business license must be obtained within 30 days of conducting business in the City of Dublin.
Owners of residential rental property in Dublin are required to have a business license, even if renting to family members or if the rent does not cover owner expenses.
It takes approximately eight weeks to process a business license application for a business located in the City of Dublin. Outside of Dublin businesses are approved the same day. Once approved, a business license certificate will be mailed to the mailing address provided.
Complete your business license application online by going to the City of Dublin Business License Application Forms web page and select the application type that describes your business.
A completed business license application form and payment can also be submitted to the Community Development Department (CDD) by mail at City of Dublin, Attn: CDD, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568.
For questions about business license applications email BLapps@dublin.ca.gov or contact us at (925) 833-6610.
The initial business license registration fee is $94 dollars. An annual renewal fee is $26 dollars.
The City of Dublin business license year is October-September. Renewal invoices are mailed prior to October of each year. Most renewal invoices can be paid online. If this option is available for your business license type, instructions will be included on your renewal invoice. Renewal invoices may also be paid by mail or in person. Acceptable payments in person are cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to City of Dublin. Renewals are to be paid no later than October 30. Renewals paid after October 30 are subject to a $23 dollar delinquent fee, plus penalty fees. For more information, please contact the City of Dublin Finance Department at (925) 833-6640.
Your Dublin business license is for business operations in the City of Dublin. If you plan to do business in another city, contact that city for licensing requirements.
Direct inquiries to the Community Development Department at (925) 833-6610 or by email at email@example.com.
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has a listing of businesses in Dublin available for public review. In addition, a business license listing can be requested from the Community Development Department at (925) 833-6610 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provided by the next business day. (see Master Fee Schedule under photocopies for fees). This listing can be sorted by either business name or street location and contains the business name, address, contact person, and phone number. In accordance with state law, the City is not authorized to give out certain information about a business, such as a state and federal tax identification number.
You will need to contact the City of Dublin if your business has the following changes: 1. your business moves to another location in Dublin and/or there is a change of ownership in Dublin, you must submit a new business license application form, along with proof of new ownership (if applicable); 2. your business relocated outside of Dublin, submit an Outside City business license application; 3. your business name changes, submit a new business license application; and 4. you are no longer conducting business in Dublin, send or email a letter to close out your business license.
Contact the City of Dublin Community Development Department if you have any questions at (925) 833-6610 or BusinessLicenseHelp@dublin.ca.gov.
A print out of your current business license certificate is available for a $23 dollar fee.
A county business license allows a business to operate in the unincorporated areas of the county and is not valid for business operations conducted within the City of Dublin. To operate business in Dublin, a City of Dublin business license is required.
You must also comply with any and all regulations that pertain to your business (i.e. zoning, health, safety). The business license is a registration of your business in Dublin. You may need to contact other agencies prior to the opening of your business.
If you are going from place to place or house to house conducting business or selling product, register with the Dublin Police Department for a Peddler's Permit and obtain a business license.