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                                                                             CITY - NEW Business License Application
                                                                                   What you need to know to get started.
                                1. Business licenses are renewed on a calendar year basis. 
                                2. Business start date is the first date your business started in the City. 
                                3. Employee identification #is REQUIRED.  Sole owner or partnerships are required to provide social security
                                #s for all owners/partners. LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a FEIN or 
                                SEIN for the business. 
                                4. If the business is located in the City you must also file a zoning application with the Planning 
                                department. The application is available at the cities website.
                                5. Payment will not be required until your application has been accepted. You will receive an email verifying 
                                the receipt of application. Within 10 days an email containing the amount due and instructions how to 
                                make payment on-line. 
                                We wish you much sucess in your business venture.

City of Alameda
2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501