On October 2, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 205 (SB205) into law. SB205 intends for businesses to demonstrate enrollment with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with environmental laws at the following agencies: California Water Board: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/npdes/; United States Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/npdes
More information may be found under General Business License Application.
The business license tax structure was significantly altered by a ballot measure approved by voters on November 6, 2018. The tax now has a progressive structure based on the number of employees. The 2020 Business License Renewals, base on this new structure, will be mailed to all businesses in November 2019. Click here for a summary and sample tax calculations.
Link to ordinance.