Outside Business


An Outside business is a business that is physically located outside the City limits of Modesto and the service performed by the business is inside the City limits. 

Taxes and Fees

The business license taxes (fees) due with your application are prorated based on the month the business is started.

  • If gross receipts are less than $2000 per year, the fee is $20 per fiscal year.
  • If you choose a minimum license and go over $2000 in gross receipts, you will receive an invoice for the Mill tax, deposit and the difference in the license fees.


Apply using the normal Business License Application.