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How to Apply

  1. Find your category of business.
  2. Calculate your fees for up to 15 employees.
  3. Apply using the Business Registration Application (in-town).
  4. Apply online by clicking the button above.

In-Town Business

  • Defined as any for-profit commercial business located in San Carlos.
  • Fees are based on category of business and number of employees.
  • Zoning clearance from the Planning Division is required before issuance of a business registration.
  • Contact the Planning Division for questions regarding permitted use for a business location at (650) 802-4263 or
  • Specialized business types (for example: massage, solicitors) require additional review and background checks, so processing can take approximately 4-8 weeks or more.

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