Business Licenses

At the City of Yreka, we are open and ready for business. The City strives to make it easy for you to open or expand your business.

Starting a Business

There are many things you should consider when starting a business. The brochures and forms on this page are here to help new business owners understand the City business license process and apply for their necessary licenses.

A business license is an annual tax for doing business within the City of Yreka. Yreka Municipal Code requires that you obtain a license when you conduct any business activity within the City limits - even if your business is located outside the City limits or you have a business license from another city. For questions, call 530-841-2386

The following documentation is required for new and renewing businesses:

  1. Business License Application Form
  2. Copy of State Licensing Documents - CalGOLD has a database of all state licensing requirements for all business types.
  3. Stormwater Indemnification 
  4. Recycling Survey
  5. Proof of Location - Can be a utility bill, lease agreement, grant deed, or official tax documents with the name of the business or owner and the address of the business location.
  6. Business License Fee - See Below

City of Yreka Annual Business License Fees

A state fee of $4 has been added to Business Licenses, effective January 1st, 2018, as part of SB 1186. This $4 fee is for the Certified Access Specialist program (CASp), which is designed to improve Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. Learn more about SB 1186 (PDF).

Fee Types

Fee TypeFee
Business License Fee - Business located outside City Limits$49 annually (This fee includes $4 for SB 1186).
Business License Fee - Business located within City Limits$34 annually fee (This fee includes $4 for SB 1186).
Motels and RV Parks License Fee$34 up to 5 rooms, additional rooms/spaces are $1.80 each (includes SB 1186 fee).
Home Occupation Permit$125 one-time fee, plus annual business license fee
Peddlers/Vendors/Solicitors$5 per day
Retail Merchants License Tax$34 first year - 2nd-year fee based on gross receipts (includes SB 1186 fee).

Business Regulations & Licenses

View the Business Regulations and Licenses section of the City's Municipal Code.

If you don't find the forms you are looking for please contact us.

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Requirements

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration administers California's sales and use, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, as well as a variety of other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. For additional information regarding programs administered by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, how to register for permits and licenses, and how to file and report correctly please visit

Another useful tool for businesses is the CalGold website, a comprehensive website that assists business owners in finding the appropriate permit information for their businesses. The CalGold website also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer and issue permits.

The City of Yreka requires proof of state licensing and permitting for all new businesses applying for a business license as well as all businesses renewing a previous license. These documents are to be submitted along with the other required documents listed above at the time of application and renewals.