Steps Towards a City of Salinas Business License
Depending on what kind of business and how you want to operate your business, you may need to contact one or more of the following agencies:
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS issues tax identification numbers and Employer Identification numbers. Check with your banking institution or accountant to determine what type of identification number you may need.
If you are a Sole Proprietor, you may not need a separate number apart from your personal social security number.
State of California
County of Monterey
The County of Monterey requires a Fictitious Business License if your business is any other name than your own.
The County Health Department should be contacted for anything relating to the Food Industry.
A County Building Permit may be required for any new/remodel construction depending on where your business is located.