* * * PLEASE NOTE * * *

Due to the current roofing construction project at the Civic Center, the Finance and Business License office is being temporarily relocated to the Permit Center (Wing D) until further notice. We will be assisting customers during our normal hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our phone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will do our best to minimize disruptions to our services.

A business license is required to conduct business in the City of Concord. This includes:

  • CSLB Certified Contractors
  • Home Based Businesses*
  • Independent Contractors
  • Landlords, both Commercial and Residential 
  • Manufacturers and their Representatives
  • Retail Outlets
  • Self-Employed or Licensed Professionals
  • Service or Delivery Companies
  • Wholesalers

In addition, those conducting business in Concord from an office located outside of Concord, are required to obtain a business license.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are a Home Based Business located in Concord, you must fill out a Home Based Business Application in addition to your Business License Application*


Click to use our online portal for business license services. All you will need is your business license account and PIN number, which can be located in the middle of your renewal form.

The online services allow you to:
  • Apply for a business license
  • Renew an existing business license
  • Pay a balance due
  • Close a business license

*Note: State CASp Fee Adds $4 to all Applications and Renewals.*


  1. Business Establishments' Legal Obligations
Due to the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995, a business is prohibited from discriminating based on a person's gender.

To read the full Act or see what requirements your business is to follow, please see below:
  1. sb205: storm water discharge compliance
  2. disability access requirements and resources

If your business is one of the regulated industries that requires this permit, the individual applying for or renewing their business license must demonstrate enrollment in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit prior to receiving their license. 

Click to learn more about whether your business requires a storm water permit.

  1. solicitors & peddlers
  2. private patrol operators
  3. tobacco retailers
City of Concord Municipal Code Sections 5.90.010 through 5.90.190 mandate that all door-to-door solicitors complete a registration process prior to engaging in this type of business marketing. This registration process is facilitated by the police department. Please call 925-603-5863 for Live Scan hours and appointment schedule. 

The following Requirements will assist in the application process:
  • City of Concord Business License
  • Department of Justice Fingerprint Scan (Live Scan)
  1. AB 783 (Ting) Single-User Restrooms

Effective: January 1, 2024

Legislation: AB 783 (

Under Business and Professions Code section 16000.2, you are hereby notified that Section 118600 of the Health and Safety Code requires you to identify all single-user toilet facilities in your business as all-gender toilet facilities on compliant signage.

Details are available in Section 118600 at: