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Persons doing business in the City of Dublin are required to have an active business license. This includes business administered out of a home, commercial space and non-Dublin businesses that provide services, deliver goods for a fee, or sub-contracts in Dublin. A business license must be obtained within 30 days of conducting business in the City of Dublin.
Owners of residential rental property in Dublin are required to have a business license, even if renting to family members or if the rent does not cover owner expenses.
It takes approximately eight weeks to process a business license application for a business located in the City of Dublin. Outside of Dublin businesses are approved the same day. Once approved, a business license certificate will be mailed to the mailing address provided.
Submit a completed business license application form and payment to the Community Development Department (CDD) in person or by mail at City of Dublin, Attn: CDD, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568. For questions, contact CDD at (925) 833-6610 or by email at email@example.com.
The initial business license registration fee is $89 dollars. An annual renewal fee is $25 dollars.
The City of Dublin business license year is October-September. Renewal invoices are mailed prior to October of each year. Renewal invoices may be paid in person by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to City of Dublin. Renewal invoices may be eligible to be paid online. If this option is available for your business license type, instructions will be included on your renewal invoice. Renewals are to be paid no later than October 30. Renewals paid after October 30 are subject to a $22 dollar delinquent fee, plus penalty fees. For more information, please contact the City of Dublin Finance Department at (925) 833-6640.
Your Dublin business license is for business operations in the City of Dublin. If you plan to do business in another city, contact that city for licensing requirements.
Direct inquiries to the Community Development Department at (925) 833-6610 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has a listing of businesses in Dublin available for public review. In addition, a business license listing can be requested from the Community Development Department at (925) 833-6610 or by email at email@example.com and provided by the next business day. (see Master Fee Schedule under photocopies for fees). This listing can be sorted by either business name or street location and contains the business name, address, contact person, and phone number. In accordance with state law, the City is not authorized to give out certain information about a business, such as a state and federal tax identification number.
•If your business moves to another location in Dublin and/or there is a change of ownership in Dublin, you must submit a new business license application form, along with proof of new ownership (if applicable) and pay a $59 dollar fee. If your business relocated outside of Dublin, submit an Outside City business license application and pay a $22 dollar duplicate business license fee. •If your business name changes, submit a new business license application and pay a $22 dollar duplicate business license fee. •If you are no longer conducting business in Dublin, send or email a letter to close out your business license.
A print out of your current business license certificate is available for a $22 dollar fee.
A county business license allows a business to operate in the unincorporated areas of the county and is not valid for business operations conducted within the City of Dublin. To operate business in Dublin, a City of Dublin business license is required.
You may need to contact other agencies prior to the opening of your business.
If you are going from place to place or house to house conducting business or selling product, register with the Dublin Police Department for a Peddler's Permit and obtain a business license.