On September 19, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee on any applicant for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.
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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. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
Division of the State Architect at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/home.aspx
Department of Rehabilitation at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
California Commission of Disability Access at www.ccda.ca.gov
Business License Renewals
Business License Renewals can be processed on-line.
Please have your pin number and credit card information available. The pin number is located on the bottom right hand corner of your renewal application. If you do not have a pin number contact the Business License Desk at (562) 943-0131.
To calculate your Business License Tax, feel free to use the Business License Tax Worksheet.