Business Licenses

A business license is required of all businesses and in-home businesses operating within city limits, including temporary activities and contractors with offices located outside of the city. Our business licenses are effective for a calendar year; license will remain effective until December 31st of the same year it was issued. Certain types of businesses require a background check which costs $100. Please call 661-721-3310, ext. 2203 for questions.The regular business license application is available for download. The following types of businesses require a different application and can be obtained at our office:

  • Solicitor’s / Itinerant / Peddler
  • Massage Establishment
  • Taxicab

Download a business license application, business license questionnaire, and gross receipts fee schedule.

For further business requirements you can see CalGold, California Department of Tax & Fee Administration and also our Business License Brochure

Services Provided

  • Issuance of New Business Licenses
  • Issuance of Business License Renewals.

SB 1186 -$4 Mandated Fee on All Business Licenses and Renewals

On October 11, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1379. This legislation impacts the current Senate Bill (SB 1186) increasing the current one dollar additional fee to a $4 state mandated fee from all local businesses. The primary intent of SB 1186 is to limit the liability of businesses against lawsuits under the American Disability Act (ADA). Beginning on January 1, 2018 the City of Delano will charge an additional $4 fee to all local contractors, exempt businesses, and non-profits. The fee takes effect January 1, 2018 and continues in effect for six years, to December 31, 2023. To find out more information regarding this bill, visit the websites below:

However, the state mandated fee cannot be waived. Therefore, even those exempt businesses will begin to see the $4 fee on their business license renewal forms beginning January 1, 2018.

As a general rule, all Delano businesses that receive a business license renewal must complete the contact information area, follow all posted directions on the renewal statements, and send the completed forms back to the City of Delano Business License Department. Please don't forget this very important step.

For more information or questions regarding your business license statements, please contact Sandra Martinez at (661) 721-3310 ext. 2203.