Who needs a Business License?
Any business that generates revenue within the City of Escalon.
Any Escalon business that does not have a commercial storefront, office, commercial or industrial location is considered to be a home-based business, even if the sales or services are performed outside the residence. Post office boxes, whether U.S. or private, can only be used as mailing addresses and cannot be registered as commercial locations.New Business License Procedure Handout
1. Complete a new business license application form (available below under “General” or “Contractor”).
2. When submitting the business license application, you will be required to submit the one-time non-refundable application fee and/or business license fee at City of Escalon City Hall located at 2060 McHenry Ave. or by mail to 2060 McHenry Ave. Escalon, CA 95320.
3. Any Escalon business that does not have a commercial storefront, office, commercial or industrial location is considered to be a home-based business, even if the sales or services are performed outside the residence. In this case, you will be required to get a Home Occupational Permit. The one-time non-refundable application fee for a Home Occupation Permit is $80.00.
4. Upon approval of application(s), you will be contacted to pay your business license fee. Once fee is paid, a business license certificate will be mailed to you. Your certificate should be posted at the place of business for the public to see.
5. You are required to renew your business license yearly. All business licenses expire December 31st of the current year. Renewal fees are to be paid no later than January 30th to avoid penalties. Your receipt will be your temporary business license until you have received your business license certificate.
Contractors & Subcontractors
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
www.sba.gov – U.S. Small Business Administration
www.smallbusiness.house.gov – House Small Business Committee
SB 1186 DISABILITY ACCESS
Under federal and state law, compliance with the disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
The Division of the State Architect at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Home.aspx
The Department of Rehabilitation at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
The California Commission on Disability Access at www.ccda.ca.gov
For a list of current CASp Inspectors visit https://www.apps.dgs.ca.gov/casp/casp_certified_list.aspx
For more information, e-mail BL@cityofescalon.org or call (209) 691-7430