Pinole's Business Licenses

Business Licenses

The City of Pinole requires a Business License for all business operations whether in a home, a fixed place of business, or a contractor doing business in Pinole. The flat fees are for a calendar year and will be prorated quarterly based upon the starting date of the business, and will expire on December 31st.

Applications are available by clicking on the link below, or by visiting City offices.

Once the application is completed, return it to City Hall with payment at:

City of Pinole Finance Department
2131 Pear Street
Pinole, CA 94564


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 31st 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.

For additional Business License questions, call (510) 724-9008 or e-mail [email protected]

If a Building and Fire Inspection is required at the business location, contact:

  • Pinole Building Department - (510) 724-8912 for more information or refer to the Building Department web page.
  • Pinole Fire Department - (510) 724-8975 for more information or refer to the Fire Prevention web page.