Any resident or non-resident doing business, in the unincorporated areas of Placer County, is required to obtain a business license. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any business in the unincorporated areas of the County without first having a business license. (Ordinance 101, Chapter 5, Section 5.12)
When a License Is Unnecessary
You do not need a Placer County business license if you are only conducting business within the city limits of:
If you are unsure if you are located in the city or unincorporated area, please contact our office.
Type of Licenses
A business operating in a commercial location in Placer County requires a General Business license.
Fee: $131 application fee, $20 annual renewal
Any home-based business requires a General Business license.
Fee: $111 application fee, $20 annual renewal
A business that requires additional regulation and review by the County Sheriff's Department, certification of compliance by other county departments, and/or state and federal regulation not typically required of a General Business License requires a Special Business License.
Home Fee: $111 application fee, $20 annual renewal