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Business Licenses

Please review our Business License Information Packet for information about how to apply for a license to operate business within the City of Atascadero. Application fees are listed on the back of each application, and reflect the adopted fees included in the Fee Schedule (effective 7/24/2023). Additional fees may apply for the downtown area. Learn more about the Downtown Business Improvement Area.

Attention All Businesses Operating at Commercial Locations!!!

AB 783 (Ting) Single-User Restrooms Requirements

Please read the Disability Access Requirements and Resources.


General Business License -please use this application for the following:

  • New commercial (please include a site plan)
  • Commercial change of location
  • Commercial change of owner/name
  • Home Occupation-Please print out and sign the Conditions Page (includes Vacation Rentals & Cottage Food Operations)
  • Sub Tenant in commercial location
  • Sub Tenant change of location
  • Mobile Food Vending (please contact a City Planner)
  • Out-of-town vendor
  • Out-of-town contractor (please include a copy of your CSLB card)
  • Solicitor
  • Non-profit

Special Event Permit Application (For special/temporary events)

Cannabis Business License Application (For out-of-town cannabis delivery services)

Business license applications are processed though our Front Counter Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. by appointment only. New applications can be mailed, along with a check made payable to the City of Atascadero (please do not send cash), to the following address:

City of Atascadero
Attn: Community Development
6500 Palma Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422

For more information please contact our Permit Center at (805) 461-5035.