Business Licenses

Business Licenses

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How to apply for or renew a business license with the City.


Which Business License Application Do I Need?

All Business License Applications are Adobe Acrobat PDF files, which can be printed and mailed to the Finance Office with the appropriate payment

  1. If your type of business is listed below, it qualifies for a Flat Rate Tax.
    • Amusement Concession or Ride
    • Lock Boxes
    • Animal Show, Carnival, Circus
    • Pickup/Delivery from Outside City
    • Auto Parking Lots
    • Water Utility
    • Auto Race Track
    • Retail/Wholesale Concrete, Aggregate, Ec.
    • Bowling Alley
    • Card Room, Pool Hall
    • Room and Board House
    • Christmas Tree Vendor
    • Mobile Home Park
    • Fortune Teller, Palmist
    • Hotel, Motel, Apartment
    • Hospital, Sanitarium, Rest or Nursing Home
  2. If your business is listed below, you must contact the Finance Office to calculate your business license tax.
    1. Coin or Currency Operated Machines
    2. Solid Waste Collector
  3. If your business is not listed above, it qualifies for the Business License Tax.
  4. If your business is located in Downtown Chico, you must also complete the Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area application online.

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