Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County
(incl. Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, Sunol, Livermore Valley)
You must obtain a business license from Alameda County only if you are conducting any type of business, including leasing residential and commercial property, or your business is based in an unincorporated area of Alameda County.
DO NOT APPLY TO ALAMEDA COUNTY IF YOU OPERATE A BUSINESS WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
Business License Renewal
To renew online, you must have received a Renewal Notice with your Account # and assigned PIN # (Personal Identification Number).
Payment for online renewals must be made by credit card and will include a convenience fee of 2.5%. Other payment methods are available if you renew by mail or in person.
PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 4467: On and after January 1, 2013, and until December 31, 2018, any applicant for a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit, and from any applicant for the renewal of a business license or equivalent instrument or permit, shall pay an additional fee of one dollar ($1) for that license, instrument, or permit, which shall be collected by the city, county, or city and county that issued the license, instrument, or permit.
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