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Thank you for considering to open your business in the City of West Sacramento. We are pleased to welcome you and share our City's business resources.

The City of West Sacramento values entrepreneurship and your business investment in our community. The enclosed Business Welcome Packet has been prepared to inform you about the business services that the City provides, as well as outside resources to help you succeed.

City staff from the Economic Development and Housing Department is available to personally assist you with these services and technical assistance. Please call (916) 617-4535 or visit their office located on the 3rd floor of City Hall. The City also works closely with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce to assist local businesses.

Welcome to the City of West Sacramento. We wish you every success with your business venture.

How to Start a Business in West Sacramento

One of the City's main priorities is to create and support entrepreneurs and accelerate small business formation. West Sacramento has no local utility taxes, a low flat-rate business license fee and a full complement of economic development and business assistance services.

Step 1: Contact Economic Development

Step 2: Check Zoning information and demographics

Step 3: Select a location with assistance from Economic Development

Step 4: Apply for a Business License 

Step 5: Check requirements for a Building Permit

In addition, GO-Biz and Small Business Development Center both have great resources for starting your business in California.


New business assistance resources


Business Location Inquiries


Diane Richards

(916) 617-4538