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City of Sunnyvale - New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Business licenses are renewed on two year basis and expire on December 31st of the second year.

2. The business start date is the first date your business started or will begin operating in the City of Sunnyvale. 

3. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses.  Sole proprietor or partnerships are required to provide Social Security number for all owners/partners unless a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) has been established for the business.  LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) for the business.

4. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive an email verifying the receipt of application.  Within 7 business days you will receive an email containing the amount due and instructions explaining how to make a payment online.

The City of Sunnyvale would like to welcome you to its business community.  We wish you much success in your new venture!

Assembly Bill 3002 went into effect on January 1, 2019, which provides information regarding disability access requirements and resources to business owners. To read the full notice in English, click HERE. To view in other languages click HERE.

If you need any assistance with the application process, please call (408) 730-7620 or email