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New Business License

The Finance Division is responsible for issuing and collecting taxes for business licenses.

Please note: The City of Turlock does not authorize any other agency to process or accept payment for City of Turlock Business Licenses.

When do I need a business license?

The City of Turlock requires that you obtain a Business License before starting business in the City Limits of Turlock.

Where do I get a business license?

Business Licenses are obtained through the Finance Division at Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway, Suite 114.

Business License Application

How long is the business license valid?

Most businesses pay a business license tax based on gross receipts, and the license is renewable semi-annually on January 1st (delinquent after February 15th) and July 1st (delinquent after August 15th).

Businesses paying a business license tax based on a fixed rate renew their license annually on January 1st (delinquent after February 15th).

Businesses that qualify and operate in Turlock as a term license pay a license tax based on a fixed rate and licenses are not renewable.

How much does a business license cost?

Most businesses fall under Gross Receipts and pay an initial $84 for processing and issuing of your new business license ($50 application fee, $30 initial license and $4 State Disability Access Fee). Please note that these fees are payable in office at 156 S Broadway Suite 114, Turlock by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Check payments may also be mailed to the same address. Phone payments are not accepted.

If your business falls into one of the categories listed in the Fixed Rate schedule, please contact the Finance Division for the appropriate costs of processing and issuing your new business license.

Business license taxes (TMC 3-1-132)

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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