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Danville Business Licenses

Getting a business license to transact business in Danville is an important first step to becoming a valued member of the local business community. The Town of Danville makes getting the proper licenses and permits straightforward and simple, and you will find that taking care of this important step is easy. If you need assistance in completing your business license application, or have questions regarding the requirements, process or incentive programs, contact the Town of Danville using the contact information provided below.

You Need a Business License in Danville if:

  • You plan on generating revenue of any kind in the Town of Danville

Note: even if your business qualifies as an exempt business, you must still fill out the appropriate licensing applications and paperwork and claim your exempt status after the first fiscal year you have been in continuous operation.

Applying for a Danville Business License

  • See if your business qualifies as an exempt business
  • Complete the requisite Business License Application Form
  • Compete any additional license/permit applications
  • Home Occupation Application for home based businesses
  • Tobacco Retailer Application for businesses selling tobacco products
  • Applicable alcoholic beverage permits
  • Applicable foodservice permits
  • Applicable hazardous materials transportation/storage permits
  • Renew your Danville Business License annually

Download The Town of Danville Business License Application here

Online Business License Renewal

Note: Your receipt from the Danville Finance Department or your check stub will be your temporary business license until your permanent license is issued (generally 4-5 weeks). Should you need a valid business license number to open a checking account or other operational activities for your new business, the number will be made available to you approximately 2 working days after your application and payment have been received in most cases.

Business License Details and Fees

  • Business licenses operate on a fiscal year schedule of July1-June30 each year
  • Yearly fees are due to the Town of Danville by July 1 each year. Penalties will apply for late payments
  • The general yearly fee for a Danville Business License is $100/year plus $10/per employee
  • Additional fees and charges may apply for special permits (Home Occupation, Tobacco, etc.)
  • Additional fees apply for transfers, duplicates, etc.

Exempt Businesses

Certain businesses may meet the criteria as being government exempt form standard business licensing requirements. Examples of these business types are non-profit businesses (501(c) 1-3), businesses formed with the express purpose of conducting benefit events, businesses with annual gross receipts totaling less than $10,000.

Businesses that are exempt from standard licensing requirements are still required to submit the appropriate standard business license application along with any State of California or Federal documentation proving exemption.

Businesses that generate less than $10,000 in gross receipts in a fiscal year are still required to submit an application for a business license. After the first fiscal year, these businesses may submit Federal and/or State tax returns to prove eligibility for exemption from subsequent business licensing requirements.

The Town will provide a list of current business licenses on file to the public for the cost of $25.00. The list contains the businesses names and addresses.

To obtain a listing:

  • Fill out a Public Record Request Form and submit to the Finance Department at the Town of Danville.
  • Pay $25.00

The list will be in random order and will include all home businesses.
The list will be of all current Businesses on file with the Town of Danville.
The List cannot be run for specific dates; Last 30 days only.

For Business Licenses in Danville:

Town of Danville
510 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
Economic Development – (925)314-3369
Retail Incentives Program – (925)314-3369

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