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New Business Tax Schedule
A Business Registration allows a business to operate within the City of Fullerton with the approval of the appropriate regulatory departments. A Business Registration/License from another city is not valid in the
City of Fullerton. The certificate is issued for a period of twelve (12) months from the time you begin to
conduct business in our city. For example:

  • Date registered 07/11/13 Start Date 07/19/13 Certificate expiration date 07/01/14.
  • Date registered 07/11/13 Start Date 02/01/13 Certificate expiration date 02/01/14.
  • Date registered 07/11/13 Start Date 08/03/13 Certificate expiration date 08/01/14.
Businesses with a Fullerton Location
Retail, Wholesale or Service Companies $25.00
Administration (Corporate Office, Warehousing, Manufacturing) $25.00
Professional Services (Acupuncturist, Architect, Doctor, Lawyer, CPA, Psychologist, Chiropractor, Registered Engineer, Dentist, Counselor, Oculist, Surveyor, Podiatrist, Psychiatrist, Oculist, Ophthalmologist, Naturopath, Osteopath, Social Worker, etc.) $50.00 each
Contractors and Subcontractors:
     A/B class on State License $60.00
     C/D class only on State License $40.00
Handyman $40.00
Rentals - Residential (4 or more units within the City of Fullerton, please call for a Residential Rental application.) $25.00 (for the first 4 units and $5 for each additional unit)
Rentals - Commercial (Please call for a Commercial/Industrial Rental application) $25.00
Trucks - Produce, Ice Cream, Catering, etc. $25.00 each
Taxi $20.00 per cab

If you are a non-profit or tax exempt organization, please call for a Non-Profit Organization application.

Additional required charges:
    
A $15.00 administrative processing charge for all new Business Registration applicants.

A $10.00 administrative processing charge for all renewals, changes, amendments or re-activations of existing registered accounts.
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A $  1.00 required state mandated charge. (SB 1186)

A $22.00 zoning review charge for new applications and changes or amendments to the address or activity for all residential and commercially zoned businesses.

A $22.00 building review charge for new applications and changes or amendments to the address or activity for all commercially zoned businesses. Residentially zoned businesses may be subject to a building review charge.

The zoning & building review is done in order to confirm that the business location and activity will comply with the zoning & building code provisions.

Businesses Based Outside of Fullerton Working in Fullerton
Contractors and Subcontractors
A/B class on State License $60.00
C/D class only on State License $40.00
Handyman $40.00
Delivery $25.00 per truck
Services: $40.00

A $15.00 administrative processing charge for all new Business Registration applicants.
A $10.00 administrative processing charge to re-activate or renew an existing Business Registration account.
A $  1.00 required SB1186 state mandated charge.

Business Tax Renewal Schedule
All Business Registration Certificates expire on the first day of the month and become delinquent on the last day of the month.

Example

  • Registration expires 01/01/14 Registrations become delinquent after 01/31/14
  • Penalties are calculated on the business tax beginning at 10% per month

Penalty Example

  • Registration expires 01/01/14
  • Delinquent 01/31/14 (10%); 02/28/14 (20%), etc. until a maximum penalty of 100% is reached.

Business Tax (line A on Renewal Form) $25.00
Penalty Fee $ 5.00 (20%)

Processing Charge $10.00
CA State Mandate  $ 1.00
Total $41.00

If you need assistance or if your activity is not listed above, please contact our office to confirm the correct amount due.  To reach the Business Registration Office by telephone, please call 714/738-6531
or 714/738-5326.

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