Business Licenses

If you are conducting business within the City limits of the City of Patterson (including out-of-town contractors, subcontractors, and mobile vendors), you are required to obtain and maintain a valid City of Patterson Business License.

 To apply for a business license please review the appropriate information and complete the corresponding Business License Application and supplemental information.

General Business License Application (PDF)

Mobile Vendor Business License Application (PDF)

Contractor and Subcontractor Business License Application (PDF)

Return completed application and supplemental information, along with the applicable fees payable in cash or check, to the City of Patterson Finance Department. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to: 

 City Hall - 1st Floor
 1 Plaza
 Patterson, CA 95363

All City of Patterson business licenses are valid from the date issued through the end of the fiscal year (June 30th), regardless of the issue date. Application fees are not prorated. Annual renewal notices are sent in June and due by July 31st. All licenses are considered current during the grace period of July 1 through July 31. If payment is not received during that time, the license will be considered delinquent and will incur a 10% late fee. Please note, any licenses with outstanding fees on August 31st will be inactivated.

For License Category and Fee Schedule (PDF):
Business License Fee Schedule

For information regarding a City of Patterson business license please call Angela Brown at (209) 895-8051.

All businesses operating from the owners' residences within the City of Patterson (including internet sales, professional services such as contractors and subcontractors, as well as all other allowable types of home-based businesses) are required to obtain and maintain a City of Patterson business license. Please click the link below for an application for a "Home Occupation Use Permit", along with guidelines regarding the types of businesses that are allowed.

Current business license holders (PDF) for the City of Patterson can be found here. Please note, this list is subject to change without notice.

For further information regarding a home-based business license  Home Occupation Use Permit & City Business License in the City of Patterson please call Lisa Ochoa at (209) 895-8022 or Denise Melo at (209) 895-8021. 

Please note, incomplete applications or applications submitted with incorrect fees cannot be processed and will be returned to the applicant.