Online Services


  Starting a Business in the City of Benicia

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.

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. Alternatively, you may download a copy of the business license application directly from the helpful forms section of this website.

Click here to start a new or renew a business license.

  Benicia Water-Insight

Your home water report. Get your full list of recommended actions and see:

  • Where you're using the most
  • Your progress over time
  • Efficient products for purchase

  Pay Bills OnLine (Water/Sewer)

With this system you can view your account history, make a one-time payment, sign up for Auto-Pay and eBill.  You can make payments using your VISA, MasterCard or e-Check.

  Benicia Permit Center

With our online Permit Center, you can submit, track, communicate and pay for your permits all online.
Permit Center services are available for the following departments:
  • Building - Building permits, request copies of plans, etc. 
  • Code Enforcement - Code compliance violations.
  • Planning - Home occupation, short-term rentals, use/zoning permits, etc.
  • Public Works - Encroachment, transportation, grading permits, etc.
  • Fire - Fire construction, tent and open flame permits.

  Register For Classes

The City of Benicia Parks & Community Services Department is excited to provide this new registration service to our community. ActiveNet gives you the flexibility of recreation program registration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Due to course prerequisites, some courses are not available for Online Registration.

  Citizens Online Police Reporting System

If this is an Emergency please call 911. The Benicia Police Department is proud to provide this online service.  This online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.

  E-mail Alerts

The City of Benicia is pleased to offer a free e-mail subscription service through our contractor GovDelivery. This service allows visitors to the City's web site to receive notifications by e-mail when certain new information is available.

  Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Videos

Meetings are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Video to listen to the meeting and view agenda documents, or Agenda or Minutes to see just the documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.