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Every person or business engaging in business within the city limits of Chowchilla is required to obtain the proper Business License Certificate for their business. The Chowchilla Municipal Code identifies a business as professions, trades, and occupations (including home occupations), both for profit and non-profit.
All businesses must obtain a business license prior to carrying out business transactions. Businesses that move from one location to another are required to submit a new business license application. It is unlawful to operate within the City of Chowchilla without a license.
Applications for a business license are available from the Community and Economic Development Department in the:
Chowchilla Civic Center130 S Second StreetCivic Center PlazaChowchilla, CA 93610
For information, call 559-665-8615, ext. 787.
Once you have provided your completed application along with the appropriate payment, it takes an average of up to ten working days to process and complete.
The following items may be required when applying:
In accordance with the City Municipal Code Chapter 5, most business license fees are based on your yearly gross sales. The Business License Division of the Community and Economic Development Department at the Civic Center can provide you with a fee schedule. Business licenses are then due and payable annually.
Yes. If you are operating the business from your home within the city limits of Chowchilla, you must first obtain a Home Occupation Permit.
Yes, you must display your annual business license permit for public view as per Chowchilla Municipal Code Title 5.
No. As the new owner, you must submit your own business license application.