Business Licenses

The City of Benicia welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture!

The City of Benicia requires all businesses operating within the City limits to obtain a business license and pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations. Additionally, businesses based out of a residence in Benicia must obtain a Home Occupation Permit.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the "start now" button located on the right of this page. From the main menu please select the “apply” option to submit a new application for your business.

If you need further assistance or help applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at 707-266-7059.