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Business Tax/Licensing
Phone (805) 388-5330
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Please Note: A business tax certificate (license) is required before conducting any business, trade, profession, enterprise, establishment or occupation – even if your business is located out-side of the city limits, or you have a business license from another city.

Ventura County Requirements

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
If you transact business under a fictitious business name, any name other than your surname or have more than one owner, you will need to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County Clerk’s Office. If you accidentally “infringe” upon another business name you may be subject to legal action. Contact the County Clerk’s Office for further information. 

HEALTH PERMITS
A Health Permit from the Ventura County Environmental Health Department may be required if your business involves food sales, public pools/spas, tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics, cosmetology or other business. Contact the County Environmental Health for additional requirements. 

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX (BUSINESS)
For assessment purposes, the owner of the business must file a property statement each year with the County Assessor listing the costs of their business supplies, equipment, and fixtures as of lien date, January 1. Business property is taxed at one to one and one-half percent (1 - 1 1/2 %) of its value. For assessment information, contact the County Tax Assessor’s Office. 

AIR QUALITY PERMITS
Air Quality Permits are required for any equipment or process at a facility, which may emit air pollutants. Please contact Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for additional information. 

COUNTY OF VENTURA
800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura CA 93009
County of Ventura Website 

County Information (805) 654-5000
Business License Bureau (805) 654-2653
County Clerk’s Office (805) 654-2263
Tax Assessor’s Office (805) 654-2181
Environmental Health (805) 654-2813
District Attorney (805) 654-3110
Air Pollution Control District (805) 645-1410