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Compliance with Senate Bill 205 does not affect all businesses, but all business are required to submit the Stormwater Discharge Compliance Form prior to renewing or applying for a Business License in the City of Modesto.
Starting January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 1607 requires the prevention of gender-based discrimination
of business establishments. A full notice is available online in English or other languages.
Business License Applications and Agreements
Find the business license application, form or agreement you need to open your business in the City of Modesto.
Business License Search
Use this tool to search current business licenses in the City of Modesto.
Business License Types
View the different types of business licenses to determine the appropriate one for your business needs.
Closing Business License
Find out how to close your business license.
Disability Access Informational Notice
To access translated versions of the Disability Access Informational Notice, see the Division of the State Architect Publications.
Fees, Taxes and Deadlines
Search our list of business names, or search by license numbers. Only alphabetic and numeric characters may be used.
Forms & Documents
View financial informational documents and service start-up forms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions regarding business license requirements in the City of Modesto.
Discover the process for handling business license changes such as change of ownership; mailing address change; location change; name change; or closing a business.
Pay Business Taxes
Report and renew your business license. Pay your taxes online or in person.
Other Agencies to Contact
Other Agencies you may need to contact before starting a business.