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Any new Antioch business must be approved by the Community Development Department (zoning review).
**Note – Approval can take up to two to four (2-4) weeks**

ANNUAL LICENSE ORDINANCE: All business licenses shall be issued for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. It is the responsibility of the business owner to renew the business license upon expiration regardless of whether the notice of expiration was received. (Ord. 2082-C-S, passed 3-25-14)

Massage therapists and/or establishments are required to complete a City of Antioch Registration of Massage Therapist form and provide copies of state certifications with the business license application. Applications will not be processed without these documents.

Home based business: please click here for requirements

Effective January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 1607 (“AB1607”), Prevention of Gender-Based Discrimination, requires a city that issues business certificates to provide a business, at the time the business is issued the certificate or during renewal of the certificate, written notices of the requirements provided for by AB1607.  AB1607 requires certain businesses to disclose, in writing, certain signage in a conspicuous place and the price for each standard service provided.  To view the business’ rights and obligations under these provisions the Department of Consumer Affairs has provided the following informational materials.  Click on the desired language to view in English, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Korean.

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