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The City of Pinole requires a Business License for all business operations whether in a home or a fixed place of business in Pinole. Applications are available at City offices, 2131 Pear Street, First Floor, Pinole, CA 94564. The flat fees are for a calendar year and will be prorated quarterly, based upon the starting date of the business.


You may choose from the list below what type of business license you are applying for. Click on the link named Application Packet to print the appropriate forms for that license type. Once the application is completed return it to City Hall with your payment.

Fixed Place of Business in Pinole (includes Pinole Contractors)

Home Based Business in Pinole

Outside Business and Delivery Vehicles

Outside Contractor

Hotels/Motels and Rental Property

Business License Renewal Information

All Pinole Business Licenses issued are effective on a calendar year basis of January 1st through December 31st. Business Licenses expire on December 31 of each year and renewals are due and payable on the first day of January of each year. Failure to pay the license tax within thirty (30) days from the date due will result in a penalty of 50% of the total license tax.

A renewal notice is sent out as a courtesy to all businesses with an active Business License at least 30 days before the expiration date. If you do not receive a renewal notice it is the Business Owner's responsibility to pay the tax by January 31st.

If paying by credit card, please also fill out the Credit Card Authorization form.

See Startup Resources for information on additional licenses or permits that may be required.

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