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Yes. Even if you conduct business on a part-time or limited time basis, you are required to obtain a business license.
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We accept business licenses via online, mail or in person Monday through Friday 8a.m.-5p.m. at 1225 Lincoln Way -Room 1. Fees can be paid by check, money order, cash, or credit card.
If your principal place of business is in the City of Auburn, but in a home and/or apartment you will need to complete a Home Occupation Permit. If you are renting and are not the homeowner, you will need a signature on the Home Occupation Application from the owner/landlord verifying that they have given you permission to use the residence for your business.
Home Occupation Permit Application: $11.00
Duplicate/Reprint License: $1.00
Business License Tax: See Business License Fee Schedule 33.025 in the Auburn Municipal Code
If you are applying for a business license and your business is Massage, you will need to provide a copy of your State of California Certificate and CAMTC ID. If you do not have a CAMTC Certification then your license will fall under the Auburn Municipal Code Chapter 112 Massage Establishments and Technicians
For address or owner change you will need to complete a new Business License Application and submit it with a $1 fee.
Please check the box on the upper right hand side of the form indicating “change of location” or “change of address.”
If your business name changed you will need to apply for a new business license, including all associated fees. The old business license will be closed.
We allow a 30-day grace period from the business license expiration date to renew without penalty. After the 30-day grace period, there is a 10% penalty fee assessed for each month your license is delinquent up to a maximum penalty of 50%.
For annual renewals, penalties will be imposed if payment is not received by July 31.
Month of August 10%
Month of September, additional 10%
Month of October, additional 10%
Month of November, additional 10%
Month of December, additional 10%
Maximum penalty is 50%
If you renewal form shows Rate Type: Gross Receipts, you will need to use the instructions on the Business License Renewal Notice to determine your business license tax due. Incomplete forms will be returned.
All other rate types are a flat rate and have the amount due clearly printed on the form.
Yes, Go to our website and follow the instructions using your renewal form. Your account number is your license number and the online renewal PIN # is located at the top of your renewal form. We accept credit cards.
Your City of Auburn business license allows you to conduct business in the City of Auburn. Contact the other jurisdictions in question regarding their business license requirements.
Yes. You should receive a renewal notice in the mail. If you do not receive a renewal notice, please contact our office at (530)823-4211 Ext 142.
If you have received a renewal form there is a box in the upper right section of the form where you can indicate that you are no longer doing business in the City. Fill out the date closed, sign and return to the address on the renewal form or you may fax it to 530-823-4209. If you do not have a renewal form, please contact our office at 530-823-4211 Ext 142
Yes. You will need to file a Business License Application. You are required to submit a copy of your IRS form 501c indication your eligibility for nonprofit status.
The business license tax is waived.
A renewal form will be mailed each year in July. The form is required to be signed and returned to verify the business is still operating. A new business license will be mailed upon receipt of the renewal form. No business license tax will be due for renewal.