In order to do business in Albany, you need to obtain a business license.  Business license applications are available at the Finance Department at City Hall located at 1000 San Pablo Avenue. 

Plan on getting the license within 15 days of commencing business in order to avoid late penalties and interest.  City staff will assist you through this process which will require approval from Community Development and Environment Services, Building Inspection, and Fire Department.  

Additional information is provided in the City of Albany Municipal Code, Chapter V, Chapter 5.

Types of Business License:
  • Albany Business
  • Non Albany Contractors/Other Business
  • PO Box Address
  • Rental Property
  • Home Occupation
  • Massage Establishment
  • Taxicab