Applicants conducting film shoots in San Rafael should provide a certificate for their commercial general liability policy (with endorsement naming City of San Rafael as additional insured) in the amount of $1 million per occurrence, $2 million aggregate.
FAQ Topic: Business licenses
There is a mail drop near the rear doors of City Hall. Otherwise, payments can be made online at https://elicense.cityofsanrafael.org/renew/Renew1/BusinessLicense or via U.S. mail.
Create an account profile at https://elicense.cityofsanrafael.org/Home/SignIn. By logging into this profile, you can renew, close, or print documents from one or more linked business license accounts.
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.