Business License Applications

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The City Of West Sacramento is proud to present West Sacramento Citizen Access, a new system allowing e-filing of business license applications online, advanced search capabilities for existing licenses in our database, and to show the status of your application throughout the process. To submit a new application online, you will need to register for a Citizen Access account. Please visit for your application and searching needs.

The business license application and all of its components are available below for download and viewing. You can download all the forms or just the individual forms that you need. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (916) 617-4645 or

"Local Applicant" is defined as having a physical location in West Sacramento.

"Out of Town Applicant" is defined as a business which has a physical location outside of West Sacramento but which does business in West Sacramento.

If you have a current business license with the City of West Sacramento and some information has changed (ownership, business name etc.), please use the Business License Change Form to correct it. Please note that a change of address will require a new business license at the updated address.

If your business has closed, please complete the Business License Closure Form and send it to our office, so that we can deactivate your license.


SB-205-  Storm Water Industrial General Permit Requirements

Pursuant to SB-205, starting January 1, 2020, a person conducting a business operation that is subject to the State Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP), 2014-0057-DWQ, shall demonstrate enrollment when applying for an initial business license or business license renewal. Businesses subject to the IGP can be found here. The goal of this program is to address the health and safety of drinking water sources statewide. If you have any questions on whether or not your business would be subject to these new requirements please contact the Environmental Services and Sustainability division at 916-617-4590.


AB-3002- Disability Access Requirements

Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. Pursuant to AB-3002, we have provided a Notice to Applicants for Business Licenses regarding Disability Access Requirements and Resources, which can be found below by clicking on your language of choice.

You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:

The Division of the State Architect

The Department of Rehabilitation

The California Commission on Disability Access

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