Business License

City of Riverbank Business License Information


Application Procedures



1. Complete all pages of our
Business License Application (all sections of the application must be completed).

2. The following must be submitted along with your completed application 
A. $25 One-Time, Non-refundable Application Process Fee
  • Contractors* & Massage Therapist*** please see note below
B. Copies of Drivers' Licenses/ ID Cards for all Partners listed on the Application.
  • If your business is a corporation, please attach a listing of all the Corporate Officers to the application.
C. A copy of your Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • This may be obtained from the Stanislaus county Clerk Recorders Office located at: 1021 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354 - 209-525-5250
D. A copy of your Worker's Compensation Policy (if applicable).

E. A copy of your Resale License (if applicable)

3. Please submit your completed application, in person or by mail, to:
City of Riverbank
Attn: Business Licenses
6617 Third Street
Riverbank, CA 95367
Phone: 209-863-7109

4. Please allow 3-4 weeks for approval. Once your license has been approved, the Business License Department will contact you. 

Business License Fees


The following business license fees are not due until your application has been approved. Every person who engages in business within the City, or who has a fixed place of business within City limits, is required to pay a license fee as follows:

License Fees

Number of Employees Annual Fee
Sole Proprietor $75
1-25 Employees $75
26-50 Employees $125
51 or More Employees $200
Contractors/ Sub Contractors* $120 (or $30 per Quarter)
Farmers' Market Fee $15 (per season)
SB 1186 Compliance Fee** $1

SB 1186 COMPLIANCE**


On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB 1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license or renewal. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified. This fee is a state-mandated fee and cannot be waived for any business. This fee applies to all businesses, including home occupations, any outside company doing business within the city limits, and delivery vehicles.

NOTES:


* Contractors/ Sub-Contractors
If you are a contractor or sub-contractor and will be performing only one job within the city limits, the application processing fee may be waived. Your license will be charged on a quarterly basis at $30 per quarter.

*** Massage Therapy License
Please contact the Business License Department at 209-863-7109 for information regarding obtaining your license.