Apply for a Business License

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Businesses operating in the unincorporated territory of Mendocino County, or contracting services directly with the County, must possess a valid and current Mendocino County Business License.  Review the Business License Ordinance for regulation, purpose, and authority. 

 To obtain a Mendocino County business license, the following items must be submitted to the Treasurer-Tax Collector:

  1. Completed Mendocino County Business License application.
  2. Remit Two (2) Checks - One made payable to the Mendocino County Tax Collector in the amount of $40 for the annual business license fee and one made payable to the Mendocino County Department of Planning & Building Services in the amount of $168 for a one-time application review fee. Please note: The review fee is only applicable if the fixed place of business is situated in the unincorporated area of Mendocino County; if not, the $168 fee is not required. If applicable, the Business License Building Review Questionnaire must also be completed if the business is situated in the unincorporated area of Mendocino County.