Getting a business license to transact business in Danville is an important first step to becoming a valued member of the local business community. The Town of Danville makes getting the proper licenses and permits straightforward and simple, and you will find that taking care of this important step is easy. If you need assistance in completing your business license application, or have questions regarding the requirements, process or incentive programs, contact the Town of Danville using the contact information provided below.
You Need a Business License in Danville if:
You plan on generating revenue of any kind in the Town of Danville
Note: even if your business qualifies as an exempt business, you must still fill out the appropriate licensing applications and paperwork and claim your exempt status after the first fiscal year you have been in continuous operation.
Applying for a Danville Business License
See if your business qualifies as an exempt business
Complete the requisite Business License Application Form
Compete any additional license/permit applications
Home Occupation Application for home based businesses
Tobacco Retailer Application for businesses selling tobacco products
Applicable alcoholic beverage permits
Applicable foodservice permits
Applicable hazardous materials transportation/storage permits
Renew your Danville Business License annually
Download The Town of Danville Business License Application here
Online Business License Renewal
Note: Your receipt from the Danville Finance Department or your check stub will be your temporary business license until your permanent license is issued (generally 4-5 weeks). Should you need a valid business license number to open a checking account or other operational activities for your new business, the number will be made available to you approximately 2 working days after your application and payment have been received in most cases.
Business License Details and Fees
Business licenses operate on a fiscal year schedule of July1-June30 each year
Yearly fees are due to the Town of Danville by July 1 each year. Penalties will apply for late payments
The general yearly fee for a Danville Business License is $100/year plus $10/per employee
Additional fees and charges may apply for special permits (Home Occupation, Tobacco, etc.)
Additional fees apply for transfers, duplicates, etc.
Certain businesses may meet the criteria as being government exempt form standard business licensing requirements. Examples of these business types are non-profit businesses (501(c) 1-3), businesses formed with the express purpose of conducting benefit events, businesses with annual gross receipts totaling less than $10,000.
Businesses that are exempt from standard licensing requirements are still required to submit the appropriate standard business license application along with any State of California or Federal documentation proving exemption.
Businesses that generate less than $10,000 in gross receipts in a fiscal year are still required to submit an application for a business license. After the first fiscal year, these businesses may submit Federal and/or State tax returns to prove eligibility for exemption from subsequent business licensing requirements.
For Business Licenses in Danville:
Town of Danville
510 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526
Economic Development – (925)314-3369
Retail Incentives Program – (925)314-3369