In the City of Waterford, a Business License is required of all home and commercial business owners who are doing business within the City limits .
A business license is necessary to insure the consumer that only legitimate businesses are operating and selling goods in Waterford. As a business owner, you must obtain a business license whenever you:
- Establish or change location
- Become or change owners, or
- Change the names of your business
The license is only valid for the person and place to which it is issued. All businesses conducting business in the City need a business license, even temporary businesses. Contractors, retailers, and service providers all need a business license.
Businesses with permanent locations in the Waterford city limits must meet Zoning and Fire regulations. Contact the Zoning Department at 209-874-2328 and the Stanislaus County Fire Prevention Bureau at 209-552-3602 for further information.