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Business License

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In accordance with the City license and taxation ordinance, any person conducting business, including Internet based businesses, within the City of Newark is required to have a business license on file. This ordinance also applies to those businesses advertising a Newark address as their physical location and/or using a Newark address for business mailing purposes.

  • Business licenses are issued based upon the calendar year and expire on December 31st.
  • It is the business owner’s responsibility to renew the business license annually.
  • It is the responsibility of the business owner to notify the city of any changes to the business
  • Business Licenses are not transferable
  • As a courtesy, Business licenses are sent a renewal each year.
  • The renewal must either be paid or postmarked by January 31st the following year.
  • As of February 1st, Business Licenses will be assessed a penalty if delinquent.

License Categories

Business licenses are placed into the following categories:


Submit Business License application to:

City of Newark
Business License
37101 Newark Blvd.
Newark, CA  94560

or by:

fax at (510) 578-4358

For questions, call: Cashier/Business License (510) 578-4310

 Please allow approximately 10 Business Days for review and approval of your application. Incomplete applications will delay the approval process of your application.

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