Every person or business that sells tangible items, provides service, or has a commercial, industrial, retail location, business office, or an Internet business within the City of Newark must have a Newark business license.
Planning Department approval is required for all businesses located within the city limits of Newark. Please contact the Planning Department at (510) 578-4330 for zoning regulations regarding the business location. Zoning approval is required prior to issuance of business license. Special restrictions and conditions may require the approval of a conditional use permit from the Planning Department prior to operation. Conditional use permits may take more time to acquire.