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FAQ Tag: business license
A business license is a tax for doing business. The San Rafael Municipal Code requires that you obtain a license to conduct business within the city limits of San Rafael, even if your physical office is located outside city limits. A business license is not a permit. It is not evidence that the holder is … Continued
Anyone who conducts business within San Rafael city limits must obtain a business license.
Yes, if you are not paid as an employee, you are considered an independent contractor and are required to have a business license.
Yes. However, the business license tax is waived upon presentation of proof that the business has a non-profit status.
Yes. In addition, a home-based business must comply with City of San Rafael Zoning Standards.
A separate business license is required for each location.
No, each city has its own business license requirements, fees, and taxes. Check with the appropriate city or county for its rules and regulations.
No, a business license cannot be transferred. As a new owner, you need to apply for a business license in your name.
The president, treasurer, and other officers of a corporation may be shareholders, but they are not the owners of the business for our purposes. We consider the corporation itself the owner of the business. Just send us a follow-up email to BLRenewal@cityofsanrafael.org with updated contact information.