Business License

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Any person, whether as principal or agent, clerk or employee, either for himself, or for any other person, any body corporate, or as an officer of any corporation, or otherwise, to commence or carry on any business in the city of Fillmore must comply with City regulations and obtain a City Business License.

Business Licensing Forms

Business License Fee Schedule

Requirements

You must complete a Business License Application. The fees are due when the application is processed. The application is reviewed by the planning department and building department to ensure that you are in compliance with city regulations.

These fees are due the day the application is processed and approved.

If the business is based from a Fillmore residence you must also pay for a home occupation permit as follows:

  • $75.00 home occupation permit. This is a one time fee for new businesses and is due the day the application is processed.
  • For more information on Home Occupations please contact the planning department regarding the conditions.
  • The Business License Fiscal Year if from July 1st and expires June 30th.

For any further information please contact Ines Ebell at (805) 524-1500 ext. 113.

Business License Fee Schedule

There is a one-time $25.00 application fee for new applicants and a $1.00 state fee for all applicants.

TIER

BASIC RATE

+TIER

+STATE FEE

=TOTAL

Special Event

$30.00

$0.00

$1.00

$31.00

TIER I = Basic Rate & Home Occupancy

$95.00

$0.00

$1.00

$96.00

TIER II = Small Business in City Under 1,4999 Sq Ft

$95.00

$125.00

$1.00

$221.00

TIER III = Medium Business in City 1,500-4,999 Sq Ft

$95.00

$165.00

$1.00

$261.00

TIER IV = Large Business in City Over 5,000 Sq Ft

$95.00

$190.00

$1.00

$286.00

TIER V = Out of City Business

$95.00

$15.00

$1.00

$111.00

TIER VI = Solicitors/Peddlers

$95.00

$50.00

$1.00

$146.00

TIER I

Every person engaged in a home occupation as defined and permitted by the city, shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate. No business license shall be issued until a home occupation permit is issued by the planning department.

TIER II

Every person except non–profit organizations conducting any business, profession, occupation, selling wholesale or retail, manufacturing, processing, assembling, or any other business not otherwise specified above within city limits in which the primary business or subordinate business under 1,500 square feet of gross floor area. The subordinate business shall pay only the Basic Rate, shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate plus Tier II rate for regulatory and compliance issues.

TIER III

Every person except non-profit organizations conducting any business, profession, occupation, selling wholesale or retail, manufacturing, processing, assembling, or any other business not otherwise specified above within city limits in which the primary business or subordinate business between 1,500 and 4,999 square feet of gross floor area, shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate plus Tier III rate for regulatory and compliance issues. A primary business with multiple subordinate businesses existing in the same structure shall pay based on total gross floor area. The subordinate business shall pay based on the portion utilized of gross floor area that coincides with the tier structure.

TIER IV

Every person except non-profit organizations conducting any business, profession, occupation, selling wholesale or retail, manufacturing, processing, assembling, or any other business not otherwise specified above within city limits in which the primary business or subordinate business over 5,000 square feet of gross floor area, shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate plus Tier IV rate for regulatory and compliance issues. A primary business with multiple subordinate businesses existing in the same structure shall pay based on total gross floor area. The subordinate business shall pay based on the portion utilized of gross floor area that coincides with the tier structure.

TIER V

Every person except non-profit organizations conducting any business, profession, occupation, contractor, selling wholesale or retail, delivery, suppliers, manufacturing, processing, assembling, or any other business not otherwise specified above outside city limits shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate plus Tier V rate for regulatory and compliance issues.

TIER VI

Solicitor, canvassers and peddlers of food or any person or organization who travels from place to place or from house to house within the city, soliciting or taking orders for any goods, wares, merchandise or services to be provided in the future shall pay a license fee based on the annual licensing schedule of the Basic Rate plus Tier VI rate for regulatory and compliance issues. A non-profit organization is exempt from the Basic Rate only. All peddlers of food applicants shall provide the collector with a current health permit issued to the applicant by the County of Ventura pursuant to section 113923 of the Health and Safety Code. The city will issue a permit that shall be displayed openly on the cart or vehicle before the person, institution or organization engages in peddling food anywhere in the city.

Re-Issuance Of License

A duplicate Business License may be issued by the City to replace any license previously issued hereunto which has been lost or destroyed, upon the license holder filing a statement of such fact, and at the time of filing such statement paying an administrative fee of $5.00 for the duplicate license.

Definitions

Home Occupation - To allow for the conduct of home occupation, which are incidental to and compatible with surrounding residential uses. A home occupation represents a legal commercial enterprise conducted by an occupant of the dwelling.

Licensing Schedule - The schedule of fees applied to businesses pursuant to this chapter, enacted or revised by resolution of the city council.

Non-Profit Organization - An institution or organization that is exempt from the payment of federal income taxes under subchapter F (commencing with section 501) of chapter 1 of subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, or that is exempt from the payment of State income taxes under chapter 4 (commencing with section 23701) of part 11 of division 2 of the California Revenue and Taxation Coded, as amended from time to time, is exempt from the requirements imposed by this chapter to obtain a license and pay license fee. However, persons who peddle solicit or canvas for such institutions or organizations shall comply with applicable requirements imposed.

Primary Business - A dominant business in a single structure in gross floor area and/or control.

Subordinate Business - A secondary business in a single structure who provides proof of their gross floor area.

Transfer - Any business license holder doing business at a specific location upon transfer will only be charged the Tier Rate for inspection. The Business License will be amended to authorize the conducting of such business at some other location to which the business is to be moved.

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