The City of Folsom Municipal Code requires that all businesses operating within the city limits obtain a business license certificate. Issuance of a city certificate does not constitute permission to operate the stated business.
Applicants are also responsible for maintaining compliance with all other applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, zoning, health, building, and fire.
For specific questions regarding state permit requirements, please visit CalGold. Their website assists you in finding appropriate permit and contact information for your business. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration also contains information for registering for permits as well as tax and fee rates.
Business License Certificate Application Form
The City has partnered with the HdL Companies to provide assistance to the business community for all of their business license certificate needs. HdL provides support for all aspects of the business license certificate program including application, payment, certificate issuance, and general support for your business needs.
For assistance with applying or renewing your business license certificate, you may contact the HdL support center by email or by phone at (916) 458-4753.
To file online, please visit the business support website and select the “Start Now” button to begin. At the main menu, select "Apply" or “Renew” to file. Payments can be made by electronic check or by credit card.
Filing by Mail
Completed business license certificate applications, renewal and payments can be mailed to the address below. Please make checks payable to the City of Folsom.
City of Folsom
C/O HdL Support Center
8839 N Cedar Ave #212
Fresno, CA 93720
Business License Certificate Renewals
Folsom business certificates expire on June 30 every year. Renewal notices are mailed, with payment due by July 31. Penalty fees are charged to any business that fails to renew by the due date. It is the responsibility of the business owner to renew their certificate.
Submitting Your Business License Renewal
Business license certificate applications and renewals can be submitted via mail, email , online, or by phone.
Notification of Changes to Businesses
The business owner is responsible for notifying the City of Folsom of any changes to the business. There is no charge for most updates, unless a reprint is required (see below). Notification for most changes (including business closure) can be made by phone or email.
Change in ownership: Business certificates are non-transferable, so a change in ownership requires that the old certificate be closed and a new application be submitted.
Change of business name/DBAs: The business certificate is specific to the business name, and therefore a separate application must be submitted for each DBA or name change.
Home Occupation address change: All home occupation address changes need to be reviewed by the city’s Planning Division.
Please refer to HdL, or call (916) 458-4753 for more information.