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 online only. If you have a current business license but have moved locations, have a new owner, or are opening another location within Sebastopol city limits, you will need to apply for a new Business License. 

If you are a Specialty Contractor do not complete this application, contact the Building Department at 707-823-8597.

Business License applications, please use this weblink

*Festival & Farmers Market Applications Only* To apply for an event or farmers market business license online, please use this weblink

Business License Renewal Online is now available  – Save Time, Effort and Postage!  Please 
contact the City at 707-823-7863 if you have any questions.

When renewing your business license online, you will need to have your account number and a assigned security code. This information is located at the top portion on the right hand side of your business license renewal notice. Each business is issued this unique secured code specifically pertaining to your account. 

To pay your renewal online, please use this weblink

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).  Business License renewal notices are usually sent out by January 5th and due on January 31st.  To be in compliance with the City zero waste policy, renewal notices will send electronically.  To avoid late renewal, please ensure your contact information is up to date.  

Next Steps in the Application Process:
Once an application is filed online, it will be routed onto the Planning Department for approval.

Planning Department Approvals
Once approved by the Planning Department, they will forward your application to the Fire Department for business location inspections.  You can contact Planning Department at (707) 823-6167 if you have any questions regarding your business license approval status. 

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.