Any person or entity transacting or conducting business in the City of Lincoln needs to pay for a business license. Residents who operate a business from their home are also required to apply for a home occupation permit. A City of Lincoln business license is valid from January 1 to December 31.
Click below for a copy of the business license application. If you have any questions on completing the application or the appropriate business license fee, please contact the Finance Division at (916) 434-2430.
Tax-exempt corporations pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 are no longer required to obtain a business license for their charitable operations in the City of Lincoln.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR BUSINESS LICENSES AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS:
The City of Lincoln strives to make the business licensing process as uncomplicated as possible. City staff work with each applicant to ensure paperwork is complete and accurate, that fees are paid, and that you understand all the details of conducting business in Lincoln.