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STARTING A BUSINESS: PERMITS REGULATIONS & BUSINESS ADVOCACY

The CA Office of Business and Economic Development "CalGold" Permit Assistant website link below assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits. (If you do not find your business type listed simply enter the words "General Business Information" and select a City or County and click on Search).

CalGold STATE PERMIT ASSISTANCE

Monterey County Permit Resources

State and Regional Resources

Business Advocacy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
http://www.uschamber.com

California Chamber of Commerce 
http://www.calchamber.com 

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
http://www.mpcc.com/

Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
http://www.salinaschamber.com/

Carmel Chamber of Commerce
http://www.carmelcalifornia.org/

Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
http://cchcc.net/main.html

Marina Chamber of Commerce
http://www.marinachamber.com/

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
http://www.mpcc.com/

North Monterey Chamber of Commerce
http://www.northmontereycountychamber.org/

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
http://www.pacificgrove.org/

Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce
http://www.pajarovalleychamber.com/

Seaside and Sand City Chamber of Commerce
http://www.seasidesandcitychamber.org/

United Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
http://www.ushcc.com/

California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
http://www.cahcc.com/

California Black Chamber of Commerce 
http://calbcc.org/

California Asian Chamber of Commerc
http://www.calasiancc.org/

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 
http://www.uspaacc.com/

 

BUSINESS LICENSE

Where to Find a Business License

 

There are some businesses in the County of Monterey in the unincorporated areas of the County that do require a business license to conduct business. Currently, a business license is only required for commercial cannabis businesses.

A business license is an annual license issued by the Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector for the privilege of conducting business within the unincorporated area of Monterey County. The purpose of a business license is to provide for necessary regulation of certain lawful businesses being conducted, in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare of the people of the county. On December 13, 2016, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted Monterey County Code, Section 7.002. This section requires a business license, effective April 1, 2017, for specified businesses being conducted within unincorporated Monterey County. (See Treasurer-Tax Collector web-site).

Cities within the County of Monterey require the purchase of a business license on an annual basis.  Below are links to each City’s office of Business Licenses.

Carmel-by-the-Sea
Del Rey Oaks
Gonzales 
Greenfield 
King City
Marina 
Monterey
Pacific Grove
Salinas
Sand City
Seaside
Soledad

 

SITE RELOCATION & EXPANSION

Information for Locating a Business in Monterey County

The County Economic Development Department is here to help with your relocation, expansion or just keeping your business going. We have a variety of services and informational resources to new companies get start or to make a move a smooth and successful one. See the following links below:

 

Industrial Sites Across Monterey County

Site Selection Services - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

 

Business Assistance

 

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Site Selection
http://mbep.biz/Site-Selection.aspx

Monterey County Business Portal 
http://www.mcbusiness.org/ 
http://www.calchamber.com

Monterey County Planning Department
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/planning/

Monterey County Building Services Department
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/building/

Monterey County Environmental Health
http://www.mtyhd.org/

Fort Ord Reuse Authority
http://www.fora.org/

City Economic Development Departments

Carmel-by-the-Sea
http://ci.carmel.ca.us/carmel/index.cfm/businesses/   

Del Rey Oaks
http://www.delreyoaks.org/

Gonzales
http://www.ci.gonzales.ca.us/community-development.php

Greenfield 
http://ci.greenfield.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1

King City
http://www.kingcity.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=85

Marina 
http://www.ci.marina.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=685  

Monterey
http://monterey.org/en-us/

Pacific Grove
http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/

Salinas
http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/economic /econ_dev.cfm  

Sand City
http://www.sandcity.org/

Seaside
http://www.ci.seaside.ca.us/index.aspx?page=225

Soledad
http://www.ci.soledad.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=126 

 

BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RECYCLING RESOURCES

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