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Business Licenses

Business License Information

In the City of Modesto, there are three types of Business Licenses. A Business License is required of all home and commercial business owners within the City of Modesto.
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All Business License Applications are interactive. When you open the form, click in the first field and type in the information to complete the form. Print the application and click on "Save a Copy" to keep for your records.

Commercial Business License
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Home Business License and Home Business Agreement
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Outside Business License and Agreement
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Before returning your application, did you...

  • Read the information thoroughly?
  • Fill out the application(s) completely? (Please be sure that the business start date and owner information is filled in.)
  • Sign the Business License Application?
  • Sign both pages of the Home Business Permit and Agreement (if the business is conducted from the residential location)?
  • Enclose the appropriate fee?

Please note, we cannot process incomplete applications or applications returned with incorrect fees.

Contact the Business Licensing Division at or call (209) 577-5389.

We are located at:
1010 Tenth Street
Suite 2100
Modesto, CA 95353

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