Business License

now open for online renewals

We are pleased to offer online renewals for our existing business owners, beginning June 3, 2019 through September 30, 2019.  Please be advised that all credit card transactions will be subject to a convenience fee of 2.9% with a minimum of $2.00.

new Businesses

Welcome and thank you for your interest in doing business in Danville. Who needs a Business License? Any business generating revenue within the Town of Danville limits is required to obtain a Danville business license. This includes home-based businesses. Any business that does not have a commercial storefront, office, commercial or industrial location is considered a home-based business even if sales or services are performed outside the residence.

Did you know that some areas of Danville are actually unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County?  Find out if your Danville address is inside the Town of Danville through our Danville Pioneer website.  If you are located outside the Town of Danville, in unincorporated Contra Costa County, you will need to obtain a license through the county office in Martinez. Please check their website at:  Contra Costa County Business License Website.

License Information & Forms

Business License Application

Required for all businesses doing business in the Town of Danville.  A Business License term runs from July 1-June 30 annually.  Business License Application (PDF)

Home Occupation Permits

Required when conducting business from home. This allows the Town's zoning department to ensure commercial activities do not impact neighborhoods. Home Occupation Permit Application (PDF)

Business License Exemption and fees

A business license is still required if your business is exempt (PDF) from license fees. Refer to our License fees (PDF) schedule to see what requirements are needed to be considered exempt.  Fees vary depending on your business location inside or outside of the Town boundaries.  

Closing a Business

Notify us in writing or via email to close out your business license account in order to avoid accumulation of fees.  Email us at