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 $921 per calendar year.

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


  1. Complete the Business Registration Application (in-town) 
  2. Bring the application and fees in person to the Finance Counter at City Hall
  3. For Solicitors only:

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