Government Agency Contact Information

Agencies to Contact for Verifying Your Business Compliance

Home Occupation, Zoning, Sign Permits

APPLICATION & PERMIT CENTER
30 Muir Road, Martinez 94553
Phone: 925-674-7200
Application and Permit Center

Hazardous Materials Operating Permits
CONTRA COSTA HEALTH SERVICES
Hazardous Materials Programs
4585 Pacheco Boulevard, Suite 100
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-335-3200
Hazardous Materials Programs

Filed Complaints Against Businesses

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
510 16th Street, Oakland 94612
Phone: 510-238-1000
Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Barber and Cosmetologist Professional Licensing

BOARD OF BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY
2420 Del Paso Road
Suite 100
Sacramento 95834
Phone: 800-952-5210
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Massage Practitioner & Therapist Certification

CALIFORNIA MASSAGE THERAPY COUNCIL
1 Capitol Mall
Suite 320
Sacramento 95814
Phone: 916-669-5336
California Massage Therapy Council Website

Seller's Permit & Tobacco Products License & Sales Tax

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
1515 Clay Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-4100
Board of Equalization Website

Child Care Provider Training and Development

CHILD CARE COUNCIL, CONTRA COSTA
1035 Detroit Avenue
Suite 240
Concord, CA 94518
Phone: 925-676-5437
CoCoKids Website

Business Property Tax and Change of Ownership

COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
2530 Arnold Drive
Suite 100
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-313-7600
Assessor's Office

Fictitious Business Name Statement

COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER'S OFFICE
555 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-335-7900
County Clerk-Recorder's Office

Child and Adult Care Licenses

COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-2602
Community Care Licensing

State Contractor's License

CONTRACTOR'S STATE LICENSE BOARD
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 800-321-2752
www.cslb.ca.gov

Business Property Taxes

COUNTY ASSESSOR – BUSINESS/MARINE
2530 Arnold Dr #400
Martinez, CA
Phone: 925-313-7600
County Assessor

ABC License

DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL
1515 Clay Street, #2208
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-622-4970
Department of Alcohol Beverage Control

Consumer Protection

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
(state office - helpful if you don't know the right dept to contact for state permits/licenses)
Phone: 800-952-5210
Department of Consumer Affairs

Worker's Compensation Insurance

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
2955 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-622-2861
Department of Industrial Relations

Vehicle Sales License

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Phone: 800-777-0133
Department of Motor Vehicles

Employee-Related Taxes (EIN)

EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Phone: 888-745-3886
Employment Development Department

Food Preparers and Handlers Regulations

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
2120 Diamond Boulevard #200
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-692-2500
Environmental Health Services

Local Fire Regulations

FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Phone: 925-941-3300
Fire Protection District

Occupational Safety

CAL/OSHA
Phone: 510-286-7000
Department of Industrial Relations

State Taxes (EIN)

FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
Phone: 800-852-5711
Franchise Tax Board

Tobacco Prevention Project

HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Phone: 925-313-6214
Health Services Department

Federal Taxes (FIN)

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
(ID required for partnerships, corporations; any business with employees)
185 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: 800-829-1040
Internal Revenue Service

Corporations, Companies, Partnerships

SECRETARY OF STATE
Phone: 916-657-5448
Secretary of State

Solicitors and Peddlers Registration

SHERIFF'S DEPT, CONTRA COSTA
Phone: 925-335-1571
Contra Costa Sheriff's Department

Starting a Business: Education & Training

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
300 Ellinwood Way #300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925-602-6840
Small Business Development Center

Social Security Numbers

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
1111 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 800-772-1213
Social Security Office