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City of Redwood City - New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Business licenses are renewed on a annual basis and expire on June 30th of each year.

2. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of Redwood City. 

3. LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) or State Employee 
Identification Number (SEIN) for the business.

4. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive an email verifying the receipt of application.  Within 5 
business days you will receive an email containing the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online.

Per AB 2184, you may protect your residential address by providing a different Service of Process address in accordance with Sections 16000.1(a)(2) 
and 16100.1(a)(2) of the Business and Professions Code. To do so, please Apply in person - you may not apply online.

The City of Redwood City would like to welcome you to its business community.  We know that starting a new business can be exciting and challenging.  

We wish you the greatest success in your new venture!

If you need any assistance with the application process, please call (650) 780-7214 to speak with a customer service representive.