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Vendor Forms & Requirements - View or print forms from the list, below. Complete and submit all required documents to General Services - Procurement to be placed on the City's Vendor List. [more...]

Current Bid and Proposal Opportunities - [more...]

Doing Business with the City of Berkeley - The City of Berkeley purchases and contracts for a wide variety of supplies, services, equipment, and expert assistance to provide the City a full range of municipal services and programs. General Services – Procurement actively seeks socially responsible businesses, vendors, suppliers, and contractors to provide quality products and services to the City at competitive prices. [more...]

Essential Business License Information & Requirements - All businesses operating in the City of Berkeley are required to have a current business license for each location. If you are opening a new business, buying an existing business, or transferring a business to your ownership, you must apply for a new business license under your name. The following information provides an overview of the City's Business License requirements. [more...]

How to Obtain Your New Business License - Welcome to the City of Berkeley business community! You will need a new Business License if you are: [more...]

Business License Renewal Information & Assistance - This site is designed to assist Berkeley businesses in completing the business license renewal form and calculating business license tax payments. If you require additional information – or have not received a Business License Renewal Form in the mail – please contact us via email, telephone (510) 981-7200, or TDD (510) 981-7250. [more...]

Current Business License Classifications & Tax Rates - This table provides current information on business classifications and their related Business License Tax (BLT) rates. A new Business License application must reflect an accurate classification of the business activity, and your annual BLT renewal payment is based on the corresponding rate (based on gross receipts, rents, or other business-specific income). Unless otherwise indicated, rates are for each $1,000 of income. [more...]

City of Berkeley Business-Related Taxes - Businesses in Berkeley must have a current Business License and pay annual Business License Taxes for each location. Certain kinds of businesses must also pay other City taxes. If you have questions or would like additional information about these requirements, please call (510) 981-7200 or stop by the Customer Service Center. [more...]

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