Business license, fees, permits
Welcome to Clovis as a Business Opportunity!
To assist you in getting your business started, please use the following checklist of items that should be examined prior to opening your business. We hope that by reviewing this, we may better assist your efforts to get your business open in a timely manner.
Help yourself minimize the chance of any unknown “surprise” expenses in this process. We invite your questions about any of these subjects.
Please contact the referenced phone numbers above and we will do our best to help get your business started in Clovis.
If your business is located within the city limits of Clovis...
The business license fee will be the calculated rate (based on the estimated gross receipts for Clovis listed on your application) or the minimum license fee, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Minimum license fees will be prorated to the calendar quarter in which business is started. The maximum annual license fee is $7,446.00. (If your business is located within the Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA) additional fees will apply.) Your business will be classified in accordance with the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual.
NOTE: If your business is a home based business located within the city limits of Clovis and your TOTAL gross receipts (both in and out of the city limits of Clovis) are under $5,000.00 your license fee will be $55.00*.
If your business is located outside the city limits of Clovis
One Day Retail or special event license for 1 day are $29.50. Note: If your event is more than one day, then a quarterly license fee of $46.75 will be charged in lieu of the daily fee of $29.50.
If you are a service/delivery business, your license fees will based on the size and number of vehicles coming into Clovis and the frequency of trips.
* A $1.00 STATE MANDATED FEE (SB1186) IS INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE MINIMUM LICENSE FEES. IF YOUR RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE MINIMUM FEE IT WILL BE ADDED ACCORDINGLY.
Finance Department - Business License Office
1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F