Business Licenses Information

Contact The City of Sebastopol for Business License Information

Formula Business Ordinance
Are you thinking of opening a business in Sebastopol? Read the Formula Business Ordinance

Business License Applications
Business License applications are filed at the Finance Department (707) 823-7863 located at City Hall. When applying for a business license, please ensure that all the forms are completed in their entirety, and that the property owner has signed off on the application. Fees are collected by calendar year, and are pro-rated quarterly for the first year. Payment is made at the time the application is filed with the City.

Per Assembly Bill (AB1379), effective on and after January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2023, the one-dollar ($1) additional fee (Ca Disability Access Fee) is increased to four-dollars ($4).  We are working with our software programmer to update this new fee. Business License renewal notices will be sent out by January 15.
Thank you for your patience.


Planning Department Approvals
Once an application is filed, it is forwarded onto the Planning Department (707) 823-6167 for approval. Once approved, the business license is mailed to the business owner.

Contractor Business License
Contractor Business Licenses are obtained from the Building Department located at 7425 Bodega Ave. (707) 823-8597.

Business Location Inspections
Business location inspections are performed by the Fire and Building Departments (707) 823-823-8061 or (707) 823-8597.