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Renewal of Business Licenses
Annual business licenses expire on June 30 each year. 
Payments will be accepted starting July 1, 2016.
Read the business license renewal FAQ.

Payment of taxes and fees for renewal licenses are due starting July 1. Payments received after July 31 are subject to penalties. 

Please renew your business license online or via mail beginning July 1, 2016. Payments made in person at City Hall will be accepted starting Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

City Hall is closed Friday, July 1st and Monday July 4th for the Holiday.

For assistance, you can email the Finance Department or call at 510-215-4335.

Please email the Finance Department or call 510-215-4335.

New Business Licenses
The City of El Cerrito requires anyone who is doing  business within city limits (including operation of rental property) to obtain a business license and pay the license tax.

If you are opening a new business in El Cerrito, you can complete
Business License Application and then mail to the City with the required payment.

The Business License Tax Ordinance defines the business license requirements, process, and tax rates.

Email the Finance Department or call at 510-215-4335 for assistance with completing your business license application and determining the amount of taxes and fees due. 

Contact Us

Business Licenses: 215-4335 
Accounts Payable: 215-4311 
Financial Reporting: 215-4323 
Finance Director: 215-4312
Other services: 215-4335
Fax: 510-215-4379 

El Cerrito City Hall
10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alternate Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed every other Friday)