Business License Fees

Contractors Fees
Contractors Located in Los Altos
Business Type License Duration Base Fee
General Contractor (A or B) One (1) Year $150.00
Sub-Contractor One (1) Year $  75.00
Outside Contractors
Business Type License Duration Base Fee
General Contractor (A or B) Six (6) Months $  75.00
General Contractor (A or B) One (1) Year $150.00
Sub-Contractor Six (6) Months $  37.50
Sub-Contractor One (1) Year $  75.00

*On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 to each application for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof.

All Other Businesses
Business Type Base Fee Additional Fee
Retail / Service/ Manufacturing, Wholesaling or Processing $75 first 5 employees, including owner/manager $10/additional employee
Business Professional / Real Estate $180 up to 5 non-professional and 1 professional, including. owner/manager $75/additional professional

$10/additional non-professional

Vehicle Delivery / Beauty Salon / Nail Salon / Barber $75 for 1 vehicle or chair $25/additional vehicle or chair
Apartment/ Hotel / Motel / Rental Unit $75 for up to 5 units $5/additional unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 to each application for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof.

Please note that per the Los Altos Municipal Code 4.04.490, the maximum business license tax shall not exceed $3,200. This maximum is set on the tax itself and does not apply to SB-1186, late fees, or zoning fees.