Business License Applications and Agreements

Call 209-577-5389 to obtain a Business License application.

Applications and Agreements

Form Description
Business License Applications can be obtained by calling 209-577-5389 Required for Home, Commercial and Outside businesses.
Home Business Agreements can be obtained by calling 209-577-5389 Required for a Home Business license.
Circus Application (PDF) Required for Circus businesses.
Carnival Application (PDF) Required for Carnival businesses.
Special Event and Itinerant Application (PDF) Required for Special Event and Itinerant (traveling) Vendors
Sidewalk Food Vendor Process and Application (PDF) Required for Sidewalk Food Vendors

Tips for Submitting your Application or Agreement

  • Read your information thoroughly to make sure you are submitting a complete and correct application.
  • Fill out the application(s) completely. Please be sure that the business start date and owner information is filled in.
  • Sign the Business License application.
  • Make sure your payment, payable to City of Modesto, is enclosed for the appropriate Business License tax (fee).  We cannot process incomplete applications or applications returned with incorrect Business License tax (fee).
  • Mail completed application and payment to:  City of Modesto, PO Box 3442, Modesto, California 95353.