Doing Business in San Carlos
***NOTICE TO ALL BUSINESSES***
On September 19, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law SB1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any application for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof. On and after January 1, 2013, and until December 31, 2018, applicants must pay an additional $1 fee for a business license.
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Every individual and/or firm that does business in San Carlos must complete a business registration form and pay an annual business registration tax.
Follow this link to the most frequently asked questions on obtaining a business license.
Please take the time to understand the business registration process and thus be able to take the necessary steps to obtain your business license in a timely and trouble free manner.
- Business Registration Application Form (PDF , 151K)
- Business Registration Application Form for Out of Town Businesses
If you are an out of town contractor doing work in our city, and your business location is outside of San Carlos, please fill out this form. (PDF , 22K)
- Credit Card Authorization Form If you would like to pay for your license or renewal via credit card, please download and complete this form, then fax to 650-595-6725. (PDF 104K)
Rules and Rates The on-line version of the Business Registration rules and rates is a hypertext document with five major sections. To get to the information, simply click on the link below:
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