If you are planning to open a business located in the City of Mountain View, or do business within the City's limits, you must first obtain a business license by completing the Business License Application form.
Before beginning the application, please find the correct North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 6-digit code, the Mountain View 4-digit code and fee payment for your business by clicking on the links below:
For information about Mountain View’s Municipal Codes and Enforcement, please click here and read the provisions under Chapter 18 - Licenses. For questions about obtaining a business license please contact Finance and Administrative Services at (650) 903-6028.
You should also confirm that your type of business is permitted or allowed at the desired location with the Community Development Department at (650) 903-6306. Some additional requirements and approvals required by the City are, but not limited to:
It may also be necessary for you to obtain other information or approvals prior to having your license filed. For further information on starting a business in Mountain View, please contact the Economic Development Division at 650-903-6424.