Business licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the government’s geographical jurisdiction. It is the authorization to start a business issued by the local government.A single jurisdiction often requires multiple licenses that are issued by multiple government departments and agencies. Business licenses vary between countries, states, and local municipalities. There are often many licenses, registrations and certifications required to conduct a business in a single location. The best way to inquire about the status of your business license application is to inquire by e-mail.
The first step in obtaining a Business License is determining where your physical location will be. If this location is inside the city limits or the police jurisdiction, then you will be required to get your business location approved through a Code Compliance. Once this Code Compliance is completed, and then a business license will be issued based on your estimated gross receipts. Change in address for home-based or out-of-city-limits based businessescan be indicated on the business license application by checking the box at the top of the form for “change in business location.” No fee is required. Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. Learn more aboutdisability access requirements and resourcesavailable in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
Code compliance not a certification of lawfulness; no cause of action.The code compliance procedure is entirely regulatory in nature as an exercise of the police powers of the city, and for determining whether a license shall be issued. It shall not relieve the taxpayer from compliance with all such codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. The other departments that participate in the code compliance procedure are authorized to utilize their discretion in giving approval with or without conditions, or in denying approval. Any such city department or agency may withhold their consent or approval until the business conforms to its respective ordinances or regulations.
Your license application may require an inspection and approval by staff of Zoning, Building, Police, Health or Fire. Below you will find a brief explanation of the By-laws to license, regulate and govern, the application form (see below #3), and the fees as well as the inspections needed for the license approval. Mobile Food Vendor Business License – Use this application for a Food Truck. You must also submit a state approved fire inspection of the truck or a picture of the sticker in the window showing that there is a current fire inspection.
The Thousand Oaks Municipal Code requires all businesses located in the City of Thousand Oaks or doing business within the city limits of Thousand Oaks to obtain a business license prior to conducting business. Business tax is an annual tax that you pay each calendar year for operating a business within the City of Thousand Oaks. Business licenses must be renewed on January 1st of each year and become delinquent on March 1st.
Welcome to the City’s new online business portal where you can now apply, renew, update or close, and pay for a business license online. This streamlined virtual process makes getting your business license easy – and instead of waiting to receive your license in the mail, you can now print it from home within 1-2 business days of payment (vs. 2-3 weeks). After we receive the deposit you will be given the full application, along with a list of all required documents to process your license. One of the requirements will be a building and safety inspection which requires a separate fee based on square footage of your business. This inspection fee is separate from your business license fee.