New Business Toolkit

New Business Toolkit

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Chico’s Entrepreneurial DNA is as strong and deep as our educational and agricultural roots…and so is our drive to assist businesses.

Chico entrepreneurs are well-supported with direct resources and hands-on assistance to start, manage and grow their businesses. New businesses can access these resources and a permit ombudsman to fast-tract their location. Find out more here.


Business License Information

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To apply for or renew a business license online, click HERE.

The City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to conduct a city-wide review of Business License compliance. If you receive a notice regarding business that you may be conducting in the City, please contact HdL at (530) 768-2500 or by email at

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