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City of Vacaville Business License

City of Vacaville Finance Division
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-5129

 ATTENTION! BUSINESSES CAN NOW RENEW OR APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE ONLINE! 

In an ongoing effort to reduce our carbon footprint and at the same time make things a little easier for our entrepreneurs, the City of Vacaville has a new way for business owners to renew their business licenses online.Participants will be able to create an account; sign up for a business license; renew their license; pay their fees online; close out their business license; and search for businesses.

To access this new Online Business License website, click here!

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Home Occupation Permit

City of Vacaville Planning Department
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-5140
A variance is necessary if business is in a residential area.


Transient Occupancy Tax


City of Vacaville Finance Division
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-5129

Required for hotels, motels, and inns

Solicitor’s (Peddler's) Permit

City of Vacaville - Police Department
630 Merchant St
Vacaville, Ca 95688
(707) 449-5229

Necessary if you plan to solicit in any Vacaville residential area. Business License must be approved prior to applying.

Filing a Corporation

Secretary of State
1500 11th St 3rd Floor RM 345
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-3365
www.sos.ca.gov

Exterior Business Signs

City of Vacaville - Community Development
650 Merchant St
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-5140 (Planning); (707) 449-5152 (Building)

For commercial locations within city limits – check with both the Planning and Building divisions regarding sign requirements.

Better Business Bureau

510 16th St suite #550
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-1000
www.bbb.org

Taxi Companies or Drivers

City of Vacaville - Police Department
630 Merchant St
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-5229

Solano County Business License

Department of Resource Management
675 Texas Street, Suite 5500
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-6765
www.solanocounty.com

Must obtain if in the unincorporated area of Vacaville.

Fictitious Name Statement

County Clerk
675 Texas Street, Suite 1900 
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-7510
www.solanocounty.com

Must use surname at beginning of title - i.e., SMITH'S CLOTHES need not apply. CLOTHES BY SMITH must apply. No checks or credit cards accepted need cash, cashier's check, or money order.

State Sales Tax Permit, or Seller’s Permit or Wholesale

State Board of Equalization
333 Sunset #330
Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 428-2041
www.boe.ca.gov

You must have your Social Security card with you and a valid Business License if you have a Seller's Permit. Need if selling tangible personal property in CA.

State Employer Identification Number

EDD Office
3321 Power Inn Rd suite # 220 
Sacramento, CA 95826
(888) 745-3886
www.edd.ca.gov

Must have if any employer is not a family member.

Federal Employer Identification Number

Internal Revenue Service
4340 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
(800) 829-4933
www.irs.gov

Must have if employee is not a family member. Download form SS4, fill out and call the number above.

California Certificate of Eligibility

California Department of Justice, Firearms
P.O. Box 820200
Sacramento, CA 94203
(916) 227-3703 (general information)
www.ag.ca.gov/firearms

California law requires dealers to have a Certificate of Eligibility, a Seller’s Permit, a Local Business License, and a valid FFL (see California Penal Code Section 12071).

Filing a Limited Partnership or Corporation

Secretary of State
1500 11th St 3rd Floor RM 345
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-3365
www.sos.ca.gov

Non-Profit (501-C3)

Secretary of State
(916) 657-5448
Same as above

Contractor’s

California State Contractors Board 
9835 Goethe RD 
Sacramento, CA 95826
(800) 321-2752
www.cslb.ca.gov

Must have if a job is more than $500 (labor & materials). All subcontractors must have a Business License as well as a Contractor’s License.

Automotive Repair License

Automotive Repair Bureau
10220 Systems Parkway #D
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 952-5210
www.dca.ca.gov

Garage or station with mechanics.

Health Department Number or Certification

Environmental Management
675 Texas St, Ste 5500
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-6765
www.solanocounty.com

For all restaurants or food vendors

Department of Consumer Affairs

Department of Consumer Affairs
400 R St #1080
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5210
www.dca.ca.gov

Alcohol and Beverage Control

3810 Rosin Court Suite. 150
Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 263-6900
www.abc.ca.gov

For all bars, restaurants, and liquor stores.

Child Care 

Health & Human Services Agencies 
101 Golf Course Dr Ste #A-230 
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 
(707) 588-5026   www.ccld.ca.gov

Must be state licensed if watching children from more than one family. Must have a City Business License and Home Daycare License if there are more than 8 children. Information available for elder care also.

Solano College Small Business Development Center

Solano College Small Business Development Center
360 Campus Ln Ste 102
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 864-3382
www.solanosbdc.org

General Information for all businesses

Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
300 Main Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 448-6424


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