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Starting a New Business in Sausalito

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New businesses in Sausalito must apply for business licenses within 30 calendar days from the first start date of business. Thereafter, business license renewal taxes and fees are due every January 1. If you do not obtain a business license within this 30 days of starting your business, a penalty charge will result. Please see Late Payments, below.

Step One: First time business license applicants must complete the Occupational Use Permit Application (PDF) and submit the application, with payment, to:

Community Development Department
City of Sausalito
420 Litho St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

For fees and answers to questions about the Occupational Use Permit Application, contact the Community Development Department at (415) 289-4128.

Step Two: When your Occupational Use Permit has been approved, go to the Business License Tax Form and find the link to the appropriate form(s) for your business. The business license tax forms are the same for both new and renewal businesses.

Payments may be made by VISA or MasterCard. To obtain credit card authorization, print and complete both sides of the Credit Card Authorization (PDF).

Step Three: Print and mail the business license tax forms, the Declaration of Information, and the credit card authorization form to:

City of Sausalito
Business License Processing Center

420 Litho Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Business license applications and renewals are processed through a company called Muniservices Company. For questions about business licenses, contact Muniservices Co., at (800) 987-0999 or by emailing them at . Business License Support is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST.

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