- City of Pinole Business License
All persons conducting a business in Pinole are required to have a City of Pinole business license.
- Alcoholic Beverage License
If you want to sell alcoholic beverages from your business, you must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License. The type of license needed will depend if you sell for on site or off site consumption/use.
State of California, Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Local Office: 7677 Oakport Street #1020, Oakland, CA 94621, (510) 639-0628
- Contractor's State License Board
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1105 (Oakland)
- Fictitious Business Name Statement
If you will conduct business under a name other than your legal name, you will need to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County Clerks Office.
County Clerks Office
555 Escobar Street
P.O. Box 350
- Fire Inspections (Pinole Fire Department)
A fire inspection is required on the business location.
Call (510) 724-8970 for more information.
- Health Permit
A health permit is required for businesses that dispense food to the public. A permit is needed before opening or issuance of a business license.
County Health Department
2120 Diamond Blvd, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520
- Sales & Use/Seller’s Permit
If you sell tangible property in California, you must apply for a Seller’s Permit.
Board of Equalization
2101 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
(800) 400-7115 or (510) 622-4100
Fax: (510) 622-4175
- City of Pinole Building Division
Information on Building Permits and Inspections. Building permits are required for both new construction and most remodeling projects.
- City of Pinole Housing Division
Information on the City's Residential Rehabilitation Program
- City of Pinole Planning Division
Information on Zoning, the City's General Plan, Development Applications, Subdivisions, the Design Review Process and Use Permits.
- Employer Registration
If you hire employees, you must register with the State Employment Development Department within 15 days after employees are hired.
Employment Development Department
3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 215, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4694
- Workers Compensation
State legislation requires proof of valid current workers’ comp certificate of insurance or self-insurance. Not required if you do not have employees.
Department of Industrial Relations
2229 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
- Better Business Bureau
510 - 16th Street (Oakland)
- Pinole Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1, Pinole, CA 94564
- Contra Costa Business Development Center
2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 200 (Concord)
- SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business
- U.S. Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, 6th Floor (San Francisco)
- West Contra Costa Business Development Center
334 11th Street (Richmond)
- Federal Income Tax (IRS)
Information on employee witholdings, self-employment tax, sole proprietorship, partnership and corporate taxes.
- State Income Tax/Corporate Income Tax (Franchise Tax Board)
Every business in the State of California is required to submit an annual tax statement to the Franchise Tax Board.
1970 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA
- County Tax Collector's Office
625 Court Street, Suite 100, Martinez, CA 94553
- Small Business Workshops (Free)
Internal Revenue Service
1301 Clay Street, Suite 1520 - South Tower, Oakland, CA 94612
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