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Contra Costa County - Business License Online Renewal

Eligibility
Business licenses can now be renewed online. Renewal notices are mailed 45 days prior to the expiration of your business license. If any of the information printed on the renewal is incorrect you must renew by mail or in person.

ATTENTION TOBACCO RETAILERS: Please be advised of the newer Tobacco Control Laws that affect unincorporated areas of Contra Costa. These laws include but are not limited to:
• No sale of flavored tobacco products within 1000 feet of a school, park, playground, or library
• No sale of cigars in a package of fewer than 10 cigars. Cigars priced at $5 or more per cigar, including taxes and fees, are exempt
• No sale of any tobacco products at a business that has a pharmacy as of July 1, 2018.
• Number of County tobacco retailer licenses capped at 90. Timely renewal of County tobacco retailer licenses before July 1, 2018 is important to avoid any issues with maintaining the license

Full County Ordinance Code Chapter 445 (Secondhand Smoke and Tobacco Products Ordinance) can be found here.

Please note credit card, debit card, or eCheck payments are accepted. There is a 2.50% convenience fee or $3.50 minimum charge for credit and debit card payments. There is no fee for eCheck payments.
Process
Please allow up to 10 business days, after completing the online renewal process, to receive your new business license.
Code
Enter the characters in the picture below.
code in image
Account #
Enter your business license account #. This number can be found on your renewal form in the lower left side under the B. TAX CALCULATION box section on the left side.
PIN
Enter your online renewal pin #. This number can be found on your renewal form in the lower left side under the B. TAX CALCULATION box section on the right side. Click here to have the PIN emailed to the primary contact's email on file.