Contact Information

Phone

(530) 757-5651
(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD

Email
financeweb@cityofdavis.org
Office Address

23 Russell Blvd Suite 3
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Business License

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Business Licenses

Business Licenses may be obtained at the Finance Department Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, or click on the links to the left to view or download business license application forms and helpful documents. Business License forms must be submitted with payment to the Finance Office for processing.

Business License Documents

  • Application for Solicitation Permit_FY2016 2017
  • Application-Payment-Exemption
  • Business License Application_Commercial Leasing
  • Business-License-Application
  • Home Occupancy Zoning Permit 2016
  • Business-License-Application-General-and-Subcontractors
  • Business-License-Change-Form 
  • Handbill Permit Application
  • Commercial Business Zoning Permit 2016
  • Miscellaneous-Business-License-Application
  • Multi Residential Business License Application 2016

  • Business Groups

    Business are categorized by the following

    1. Group I — includes businesses such as: service stations, grocery stores, food manufacturing or processing, Food & Kindred Prod for wholesale only, public utilities, automobile and motorcycle dealers, etc. food marts in Gas Stations etc.

    2. Group II — includes businesses such as: retail sales, residential leasing (2 units or more), commercial leasing, all other wholesale, artists, ambulance services, commercial printing, finance, nursing homes, newspaper publications, restaurants, vending machines, trade schools, hotels, motels, apartments, trailer or mobile home parks, all other manufacturing, transporting persons, import/export, wholesale trade, taxi, bike cabs, Food Manufacturing or Processing for resale goes under retail sales,etc.

    3. Group III — includes such businesses as: business and personal services; contractors; real estate agents, conducting concerts, lectures, tennis, other entertainment events; handypersons; handbill distribution, property management, equipment leasing, travel agencies, secretarial services, commercial and portrait photography, education/instruction, property developers, auto service and repair, research & development, laboratory services, insurance agency (non-broker) , computer tech etc.

    4. Group IV — includes professionals such as; attorneys, doctors, CPA's, consultants, therapists, massage therapists, graphic design, real estate broker, interior design, web design, computer consultants and any other professional business requiring qualifying certification or licensing, etc.

    5. Miscellaneous Tax Group — includes such businesses as: transportation and trucking, dance halls, card rooms, circus, carnivals, concessions or rides for children, bankrupt closeout sales, Christmas tree and card sales, junk dealers, pawnbrokers, peddlers, solicitors, bazaars, craft fairs, etc.  *Special transportation tax for the delivery of soda, chips, gas etc: motor vehicle tax 120.00 per vehicle plus the 10.00 registration fee or they can use the gross receipts based on the load value in a Group II tax bracket.

    All Business Licenses expire December 31. All Annual Business License Renewals are due January 1 and are delinquent at 5:00 p.m. January 31. All delinquent accounts are charged a 10% per month delinquent penalty.

    The current year gross receipts business license tax is based and computed on the prior calendar year's gross receipt sales. For businesses located outside Davis, only receipts generated in Davis will be used for this calculation.

     

    Gross Receipts

    Bracket

    Group I

    Group II

    Group III

    Group IV

    $0 - 9999                                                 

    $1.50

    $3.00

    $4.50

    $9.00

    $10,000 — 19,999

    $4.50

    $9.00

    $13.50

    $27.00

    $20,000 — 29,999

    $7.50

    $15.00

    $22.50

    $45.00

    $30,000 — 39,999

    $10.50

    $21.00

    $31.50

    $63.00

    $40,000 — 49,999

    $13.50

    $27.00

    $40.50

    $81.00

    $50,000 — 59,999

    $16.50

    $33.00

    $49.50

    $99.00

    $60,000 — 69,999

    $19.50

    $39.00

    $58.50

    $117.00

    $70,000 — 79,999

    $22.50

    $45.00

    $67.50

    $135.00

    $80,000 — 89,999

    $25.50

    $51.00

    $76.50

    $153.00

    $90,000 — 99,999

    $28.50

    $57.00

    $85.50

    $171.00

    $100,000 — 109,999

    $31.50

    $63.00

    $94.50

    $189.00

    +$10,000

    +$3.00

    +$6.00

    +$9.00

    +$18.00