Business license renewal notices for fiscal year 2015 will be mailed out in May 2015. Questions regarding renewals, please see below...
Welcome to the City of Folsom Business license community. A business license is an annual tax for doing business within the Folsom city limits. The Folsom Municipal Code requires that you obtain a license when you conduct any buisness activity within the City even if your business is located outside the city limits or you have a business license from another city. Any business based in the City must have a license as well.
Business License Renewals
All business licenses expire on June 30th of each year. Renewal notices will be mailed, though it is the responsibility of the business owner to renew their license. If a renewal notice has not been received by July, please contact the Business License Department at 916-355-7312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Due to the volume of renewed licenses, please allow up to 6 weeks to receive your renewed license.
What type of license do you need and how much will it cost?
Please refer to pages 3 & 4 in this document: Business License Information, Tax, and Applicable Fees
City of Folsom Business License Applications
If you would like a fill in Adobe form, please select this form: *Currently in Review and Unavailable*. Once the form is completed, please print and mail the completed application along with all applicable fees to the address above.
If you would like a printable form, please select this form: Business License Application Form. Print and fill out the form. Mail the completed application along with all applicable fees to the address above.
Types of Licenses
Home Occupation: Issued by the City’s Planning Department for applicants operating a business out of their Folsom residence. Fill out the Business License Application and complete the second page which includes a questionaire.
The following Conditions Form needs to be filled out and submitted at the same time as the Home Occupation Application, if applicable. Sale of Firearms Home Occ Permit Conditions.
For businesses in the home that propose the preparation or packaging of food products; please find more information about approved foods and required certifications through Sacramento County at the following link. http://www.emd.saccounty.net/EnvHealth/FoodProtect/CottageFood.html
General (Annual Gross Receipts): Every business, other than those listed elsewhere. This includes retail, landscaping service, most out of town vendors, beauty salons, wholesale, restaurants, apartment complexes, commercial day care centers.
Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Service Professional: Doctors, dentists, accounting firms, consultants, real estate brokers, massage therapists, individual hair dressers (cosmotologists), estheticians, and manufacturing firms.
Commercial, Industrial, and Research & Development: Any business in a commercial zone that does not fall within any other category. (ie. Intel, HP).
Contractors: Are not required to have individual business licenses if the work they are performing requires them to pull building permits for their jobs in Folsom. There is a $25.00 business license fee charged on each building permit.
Sub-Contractors: Are required to have individual business licenses.
Exempt Business Licenses: Business must provide proof of exempt status.
Specialty: Includes Special Event, Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers, solicitors, or street stands.
Cardrooms: Please contact City of Folsom Business License department at 916-355-7312.
Taxi's: Taxi Companies and Taxi Drivers are required to have a Police Department Permit as well as business license. The business license department will not accept applications until approval by the Police Department has been granted. For applications, please contact the business license department.