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Seasonal or Specialized businesses include carnivals, circuses, rodeos, outdoor shows, Christmas tree sales and pumpkin patches, parking lots, public dancehalls, temporary street vendors, and solicitors.

The fee for a Seasonal and Specialized business registration is $958 per calendar year.

Solicitors are required to obtain a solicitor’s permit through the San Carlos Police Department and apply for a Live Scan criminal history background check through the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office.


  1. Apply for a Solicitor’s Permit and obtain a Live Scan criminal background check from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
  2. Once approved by the Sheriff's Office, complete the Business Registration Application (in-town) 
  3. Bring the application and fees in person to the Finance Counter at City Hall
  4. Contact the San Carlos City Clerk to comply with our "Do Not Knock" registry

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