The City of Grover Beach requires all businesses operating within Grover Beach to have a current business tax certificate. Business tax certificate payments are due by January 1 of each year.
Before You Apply
By itself, the business tax certificate does not make your business legal. You must also secure any permits that are required by the city and meet various zoning requirements.
Before you make any significant business commitments, sign a lease, purchase inventory, or take out an ad in the Yellow Pages, please check with the Community Development Department. You may find that a permit is needed for your business, that special requirements exist, or that your business might be illegal to operate at the location you have in mind.
Applying for a Business Tax Certificate
After visiting the Community Development Department, the next step is to fill out the Business Tax Certificate Application form, which may be obtained from the Administrative Services Department. Your business tax certificate fee will be paid when you submit your application to the Administrative Services Department, located at 154 South Eighth Street.
After the Fire Department inspects and approves your business, you should receive your Business Tax Certificate in about two weeks. If, after turning in your Business Tax Certificate Application, you decide not to operate your business, please let us know. Remember, Business Tax Certificates are renewed annually, so be sure to renew at the end of each calendar year.