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Business License

It is unlawful for any person to transact and carry on any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City of Galt without first having procured a license from the City.

Business licenses are issued pursuant to Chapter 5 of the Galt Municipal Code (GMC).

License Information

  • New Business License and Renewals 
    First owner or employee $41.00; each additional employee $10.
  • Quarterly Business License
    Business license taxes for suppliers of materials, goods and services to fixed places of business in the city have been established at $10.00 per quarter or $41.00 per calendar year.
  • Galt Market License
    To sell at the Galt Market, you are required to have a Market Business License. You may purchase a license at the Market Office, Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact the Market Office @ 209-366-7161.
  • Home Occupation License
    Zoning conformance approval required. Contact Finance Department, Business License Division for more information.
  • Rental Properties
    A business license is required if you have rental properties. 

Annual Renewals

  • Your license is due and payable on the FIRST DAY OF JANUARY in advance. If payments are not received within thirty (30) days from due date, a penalty of 10% of license tax on last day of each month after due date will be charged.
  • Licenses must be posted in a conspicuous place within the business location.
  • Please direct any questions related to Business License requirements, fees, etc. to:
    Finance Department Business License Division
    1-209-366-7158
  • Please complete the appropriate business license application and return with applicable fees to:
    City of Galt
    Attn: Business Licensing
    380 Civic Drive
    Galt, CA 95632

 NOTE: You may be entitled to an exemption from the Business License Tax.

Exemptions are:

  • Businesses exempt under State or Federal Statutes
  • Charitable organizations (proof of non-profit status is required)
  • Businesses conducted in home in residential zone with annual gross receipts of $1,000 or less (Schedule C may be required)
  • Owner or Partner who has been honorably discharged from one of the United States armed services (Form DD214 required)
  • Farmers, poultry men, or horticulturists who sell exclusively their own products
  • Banks; Insurance Companies or Associations; Intercity Transportation Business; Interstate Commerce

State Board of Equalization (BOE) - Various forms required from BOE can be downloaded.

Fictitious Business Name Statements - Forms can be downloaded. Please click here.

State Establishment License Requirements and Form - State establishment license requirements and forms for potential salon and barbershop owners can be downloaded or contact (800)952-5210.

State Department of Industrial Relations requirements and forms

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Last updated: 7/3/2014 4:10:06 PM