An online business is still a business conducting sales and a license is required.
Please contact Department of Consumer Affairs at www.dca.ca.gov or call
(800) 952-5210 for more information.
In November 2014, City of Antioch voters approved Measure O, an update to the City’s existing business license tax which became effective December 9, 2014. Specifically, Measure O requires an annual business license tax on residential landlords based on the total number of units.
If any name is used other than a personal proper name, the business name is required to be registered with the County Clerk Recorder. https://www.contracostavote.gov/countyclerk/fictitious-business-name/
The application takes 2-4 weeks to process. Once payment is received the license may take an additional 10 business days to process and mail out the license.
The old business license account must be closed, and a new application is required with the new owner’s information.
The business license is an annual fee.
Daycare facilities as of 1/1/2020 do not require a city business license but do require one from the state of California. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/child-care-licensing
These businesses must visit the police department and complete an application. Upon approval, bring the original certificate to apply for a business license.
Contact Contra Costa Environmental Health Services as a health permit may be required before obtaining a business license with Antioch. Please visit their website https://cchealth.org/eh/food/ or call at (925) 608-5500.
First contact Contra Costa Environmental Health Services for a health permit. https://cchealth.org/eh/food/ . Next contact the building department at (925) 779-7065 as an authorized use permit may be required. Lastly, apply for a business license with Antioch.
Residential Facilities with a capacity OVER 6 are not allowed in low and medium-low density Residential areas (so most standard residential neighborhoods).
“…facilities for six or fewer residents shall be treated as a residential use and subject only to the same requirements as any other permitted residential use of the same housing type that are in the same district”.
This means that if their capacity is 6 or less, they’re considered a residential use.
A non-profit is required to obtain a business license. The license tax fee may be waived if a 501C3 form is presented with the application.
A new license account must be opened if the business has a change of ownership, change of federal tax identification number (FEIN), or a location change.
A FEIN is used to identify a business entity. To find out if you require one visit the IRS website here
A commercial daycare requires a use permit from the building department. A daycare run from a home does not require a license from the city but must have a state license.