Get a Business License

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To use our new online Business License System for new application, close/update, make payments or changes, click here.

To use our traditional application process, continue below:

The business license tax varies, depending on the type of business. Follow three steps to determine which category your business falls under, which forms must be completed, and which fees will apply to your business.

For questions regarding new business licenses and renewal business licenses, view the Business License Frequently Asked Questions.

You may send email questions to businesslicenserenewals@rocklin.ca.us or contact us by phone at 916-625-5020.

Step 1

Determine your business category by viewing the . IF YOUR BUSINESS TYPE IS NOT LISTED, YOUR BUSINESS CATEGORY WILL BE “OTHER BUSINESSES”.

Step 2

Select whether your business is in a commercial location, a home business, or located outside of Rocklin. Then find the forms and fees that apply to your business type.

Commercial Location in Rocklin / Business outside of Rocklin

Apartments/Hotels Combo Commercial Apartments Business License Fee Schedule

Flat Fees

  • Contractor
    (CA Contractor License Class A or B)
  • Manufacturing and Public Utilities
  • Miscellaneous Activities
  • Professional
  • Service
  • Subcontractor
    (CA Contractor License Class C or D)
  • Transportation & Trucking
Flat Fee Application - Comm Business License Fee Schedule
Other Businesses (e.g. retail, consultants, massage, internet, and most home businesses) Combo Commercial Gross Business License Fee Schedule

Home Business in Rocklin 

Flat Fees

  • Contractor
    (CA Contractor License Class A or B)
  • Professional
  • Service
  • Subcontractor
    (CA Contractor License Class C or D)
Combo Flat Fee Application - Home Business License Fee Schedule
Other Businesses (e.g. retail,
consultants, massage, internet, and most home businesses)
Combo Home Gross Receipts (Other Business) Business License Fee Schedule

Step 3

Fill out and return the business application forms with the correct payment amount to the City Hall, first floor.