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Business License Online Renewal
Business licenses for the City of Novato can now be renewed online. If any the information printed on your renewal form has changed, or is incorrect, please make the necessary changes during the renewal process.
Business categories of Bingo, Charitable Solicitation, Commercial Solicitation, Concealed Weapons Dealer, Fortune Telling, Massage, Private Detectives, and Private Security Watchman are not elidable for online processing. Please complete the permit form that was included with your business license renewal and submit all documents, payments, by postal mail. For additional assistance, please call (415) 899-8917.
Senate Bill (SB) 205, signed by Gov. Newsom in 2019, requires a person or entity who conducts a business operation that is a “regulated industry” to demonstrate enrollment with the NPDES permit program. The SB 205 only affects those businesses with primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes that are identified by the State Water Board as requiring enrollment in the Industrial General Permit (IGP) are affected. Completion and submission of this information is required with your business license renewal. For more information, please click
After completing the online renewal process, please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new business license certificate.
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Enter your business license account number. This number can be found on your renewal form in the box labeled "Online Renewals Now Available."
Enter your online renewal pin number. This number can be found on your renewal form in the information box labeled "Online Renewals Now Available." Click
to have the PIN emailed to the primary contact's email on file.