City of Lakeport, California

Business Licenses

What types of business licenses are available?

There are three types of City Business Licenses:

  1. An annual license is for persons doing more than two jobs a year within city limits.  If you apply for a license after July, the fee will be pro-rated.  Annual business license fees range from $10 to $150, in addition to a $10 per each employee that works within the city limits and is not the owner.
  2. A one-time business license is for anyone who works within the city limits only once or twice a fiscal year.  This license is valid for only one job/project and is not to exceed thirty (30) days.  A maximum of two (2) one-time business licenses will be issued to an individual per fiscal year.
  3. A home occupation business license is any business occupation conducted within a dwelling by a person(s) residing in that dwelling unit which is clearly incidental and secondary to the residential use of that dwelling.  Home occupations shall be subject to the issuance of a Zoning Permit in accordance with Section 17.22.010 and 17.22.020  of the Lakeport Municipal Code.  There is a one-time fee of $50 at the time of submittal, plus the annual license fee.  If you relocate to another dwelling within the City, the home occupation application must be re-submitted and the $50 fee will be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens to my business license if I close my business?

What types of business licenses are available?

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