Your check or your receipt will be your temporary license until your application has been approved. Upon approval, a Business License Certificate will be mailed to you (approximately 4 weeks from receipt of application). Your Certificate should be posted at the place of business so the public can see that you have a business license. If you need your business license number to start a business checking account, we can give you your license number two business days after receipt of the application and check once it has been approved by the appropriate departments. Please contact the Finance Department at 925-314-3312 to obtain that copy or a verbal confirmation of receipt of business license application.
Businesses that are government exempt must complete a business license application and submit documentation from Federal or State showing exemption. They are exempt from fees.
After the first year of starting a business, a business is exempt if the gross receipts are less than $10,000. Upon renewal in June, submit a copy of the federal taxes for the prior year showing gross receipts under $10,000. (Only the first page is needed.) Return the renewal invoice with the Federal tax information.
The following criteria meet the Exemption Status:
Non-Profit organizations as defined in Section 501 (1), (2) or (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
IRS or State letter granting exempt status.
Businesses exempt from local taxation by virtue of the constitution or applicable statutes of the United States or the State of California.
Businesses conducting any entertainment, concert, exhibition or lecture on scientific, historical, literary or charitable subjects within the Town whenever all the gross receipts of any such entertainment, concert, exhibition or lecture are to be appropriated to any church or school or to any charitable purpose within the Town.
Businesses with annual gross receipts less than $10,000 per year. New businesses must apply for a license for their first year of business - and may request a fee waiver the following year by submitting federal tax return forms by August 15th following the end of license year.
Schedule C or appropriate federal tax form.
Businesses which rent or lease no more than four residential dwelling units to others.
All Business serving or conducting business in Danville must have a Business License. This includes: Contractors, Services, or Construction pulling a TOWN OF DANVILLE of permit; and, Vendors of the TOWN OF DANVILLE (Consultants, Services, Instructors, & etc).
The Yearly License fee is $100 plus $10 per employee per year plus $1 state fee (SB1186).
If you have part-time workers: count 1 employee = for every 35 hours/week.
The fiscal year for a business license is July1-June30.
New businesses that start during the year are prorated as follows:
Home businesses must also submit a Home Occupation Application with the Business License Application.
Yearly fees are due by July 1st. Penalty charges of 25% of billed amount will be assessed on August 1st and interest at 1-1/2% will be added each month after September 1st.
Business licenses are automatically renewed July 1st
If you wish to close out your license with the Town of
Danville due to your business closing, moving out of town, or a period of
inactivity; please submit a request in writing to avoid being charged the
Submit your request to:
Attn: Business License
510 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526
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
Submit a Public Record Request to the Finance Department at the Town of Danville.
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
Danville Town Office510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
Business License: (925) 314-3312Economic Development: (925) 314-3369Retail Incentives Program: (925) 314-3369
Business License Application Home Occupancy Application
Monday- Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Available June through September)
Businesses located within commercial districts of Danville are eligible to have a free business listing on the www.shopdanvillefirst.com website. When completing your business license form, make sure to complete the Shop Danville Section, so we can help market your business.
Below is a step-by-step guide of how to start a business in Danville.Business Resource Guide
The State of California State and Use Tax Rate decreased from 8.50% to 8.25%, effective January 1, 2017.