Business Licenses & Permits
New Business Licenses are handled by the Property Taxes division of the Treasurer Tax Collector Department, located at 1010 10th St., 2nd floor, Modesto, CA 95354.
You may contact us at (209) 525-6388 for any questions regarding new business licenses. Business License Applications and instructions (requirements) are available on the internet.
Business Licenses - Renewal
The County Tax Collector issues business license renewals for locations outside of city limits. For licenses within city limits, please contact the appropriate city. Business License Applications are available on the internet.
Other Permits and Licenses
The following permits are issued by the County Tax Collector, in our office at 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto:
- License of a Circus or Carnival
- Peddlers Permit
- Public Dance Hall
- Public Dance
- Scrap Metal Dealer
- License to Sell Firearms
- Massage Establishments
- Bingo License
- Secondhand Dealer License
Forms are available on the internet.
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 2500
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: (209) 525-6388
Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm in person and 8.00 am - 5.00 pm by phone.
Tax Collection Division at: moc.ytnuocnats@sexat
Treasurer/Tax Collector at: moc.ytnuocnats@lnielk