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Click here for frequently requested forms from the Planning Department, including: building and safety, land use, engineering, fire prevention and the Permit Service Center.

All of the following documents are in PDF, and by clicking on any of the following links, they will automatically open.  If you cannot view or print these documents, please contact the Finance Department via email (finance@ci.berkeley.ca.us), telephone (510) 981-7200, or TDD (510) 981-7250. The dates reflect the date the document was most recently updated.

Business Licenses and Business-Related Taxes
For essential information about business licenses, visit this Department of Finance page.

New Business License Application (2013)
Business License Renewal (2013)
Parking Lot Tax Remit Form (January 2007)
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Remit Form (2012)
Utility Users Tax (UUT) Remit Form (January 2007)

Property Tax and Property-Related Forms and Information 
For more information about property tax statements, including tax rates and other frequently asked questions, please visit this Department of Finance page.

Declaration of Real Property Transfer Tax (May 2007)
Claim for Overpayment of Real Property Transfer Tax Form (May 2007)
          Claim for Refund of Money Paid Filing Procedures (April 2013)
Seismic Retrofit Verification & Refund Application (September 2008)
          Seismic Retrofit Program & Refund Guidelines  (May 2007)

Parking Permits & Parking Citations/Payments  
For more information about paying and contesting parking citations, visit the Customer Service Center.

Neighborhood-Serving Cmty Facility Parking Permit Application (2006)
Parking Meter Check Form (July 2013)

Preferential Parking Application (2015 - New Rates)
Request For an Administrative Review of a Vehicle Citation (2013)
Request for Parking Area Check/Correction  (2013)
Online Payment - Parking (not a form- you can pay your parking ticket online!)

Other Applications, Forms & Services 

Administrative Citation Appeals
          Request for Administrative Hearing (September, 2007)
          Request Temporary Waiver of Deposit Fee  (January, 2014)
Animal License Application (July 2013)
          Animal License Application Instructions (July 2013)
Claim for Refund of Money Paid Form (April 2013)
          Claim for Refund of Money Paid Filing Procedures (April 2013)
Low Income Refund Claim Form (July 2006)
          Low Income Refund Program Information (July 2008)
          Low Income Refund Program - Supplemental Information Form (November 2006)

Procurement & Doing Business with the City of Berkeley 
To learn more about how to become a vendor, contractor, or otherwise do business with the City, as well as other requirements and incentives, please visit the Doing Business With The City page in the Department of Finance.

Vendor Information Application (March 2007)
Tax Payer ID & Certification Form W-9 (2007)
Non-Discrimination/Workforce Composition for All Contracts (Required of vendors with 5+ employees; August 2007)  
        Excel version or PDF version 
Nuclear Free Zone Disclosure Form (2008)
Oppressive States Compliance Statement for Commodities (2008)
Oppressive States Compliance Statement for Personal Services (2008)

For vendors paid more than $25,000 per year
Living Wage Certification for Providers of Personal Services (2008)
Equal Benefits Ordinance Certification Of Compliance (July 2002)
          Equal Benefits Ordinance Fact Sheet (June 2001)

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