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Business Licenses

The Turlock Municipal Code section 3-1 requires all businesses operating in the city of Turlock to have a business license. In some cases the City may require a regulatory permit and/or evidence of a State or Federal license. Prior to issuing a business license, certain business types will require the business license application and/or business location to be reviewed by the Development Services, Fire, Health, and/or Police Departments.

The Finance Division is responsible for the licensing of all businesses in Turlock, the collection of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for hotels, and other miscellaneous permits and fees. This division serves customers and residents over the counter, by telephone and email.

Apply for a Business License

You may apply for a business license in person or by mail (certain restrictions apply). All business license applications must have original signatures. Copies, emails, or faxed applications will not be accepted.

New Business Licenses


Except as otherwise specifically provided, all business license renewals are sent out semi-annually. If you do not receive a bill, it is the business owner's responsibility to submit the semi-annual renewal fees. If renewal fees are not received on time, or if not paid, the business will not receive a license and/or it may be subject to penalties.

Renew Business Licenses

No Longer Doing Business in Turlock?

If you no longer operate your business or you would like to close your business in the City of Turlock, please complete the following form. Please keep in mind the City will not close your account automatically.

Declaration Statement

For questions about business licenses, please contact:

Accounts Receivable
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 114
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5570
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Utility bill payments are also accepted 24/7 using credit card or checking account, online or through our telephone payment system at (209) 668-5570.

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