Government Agency Contact Information

Agencies to Contact for Verifying Your Business Compliance
Home Occupation, Zoning, Sign Permits
APPLICATION & PERMIT CENTER
30 Muir Rd., Martinez 94553
(925) 674-7200
Application and Permit Center

Filed Complaints Against Businesses
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
510 16th St, Oakland 94612
(510) 238-1000 
http://goldengate.bbb.org/ 

Barber and Cosmetologist Professional Licesning
BOARD OF BARBERING & COSMETOLOGY
2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100, Sacramento 95834
(800) 952-5210
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

Massage Practitioner & Therapist Certification
CALIFORNIA MASSAGE THERAPY COUNCIL
1 Capitol Mall, #320, Sacramento 95814
(916) 669-5336
www.camtc.org

Seller's Permit & Tobacco Products License
CALIFORNIA BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
1515 Clay St. #303, Oakland 94612
(510) 622-4100
www.boe.ca.gov/

Child Care Provider Training and Development
CHILD CARE COUNCIL, CONTRA COSTA
1035 Detroit Avenue, Suite 240, Concord 94518
(925) 676-5437 
www.cocokids.org

Fictitious Business Name Statement
COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER'S OFFICE
555 Escobar Street, Martinez 94553
(925) 335-7900
www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/elect/clerk/index.html

Child and Adult Care Licenses
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING
1515 Clay St., Oakland 94612
(510) 622-2602 
www.ccld.ca.gov

Conractor's License
CONTRACTOR’S STATE LICENSE BOARD
P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento 95826
(800) 321-2752 
www.cslb.ca.gov

Business Property Taxes
COUNTY ASSESSOR – BUSINESS/MARINE
2530 Arnold Dr #400, Martinez
(925) 313-7600
www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/assr/assr.htm
ABC License
DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL
1515 Clay St., #2208, Oakland 94612
(510) 622-4970
www.abc.ca.gov

Consumer Protection
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
(state office - helpful if you don’t know the right dept to contact for state permits/licenses)
(800) 952-5210 
www.dca.ca.gov

Worker's Compensation Insurance
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
2955 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland 94607
(510) 622-2861
www.dir.ca.gov/

Vehicle Sales License
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
(800) 777-0133 
www.dmv.ca.gov

Employee-Related Taxes
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPT
(888) 745-3886
http://www.edd.ca.gov/ 

Food Preparers and Handlers Regulations
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
2120 Diamond Blvd #200, Concord 94520
(925) 692-2500
www.cchealth.org/eh/

Local Fire Regulations
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
(925) 941-3300
http://www.cccfpd.org/ 

Occupational Saftey
CAL/OSHA
(510) 286-7000
www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html

State Taxes
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
(800) 852-5711
www.ftb.ca.gov/

Federal Taxes
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
(ID #’s required for partnerships, corporations & any business with employees)
185 Lennon Ln, Walnut Creek 94598
(800) 829-1040
Search Exempt Status on-line = Pub 78
www.irs.gov

Corporations, Companies, Partnerships
SECRETARY OF STATE
(916) 657-5448 
www.sos.ca.gov

Solicitors and Peddlers Registration
SHERIFF’S DEPT, CONTRA COSTA
(925) 335-1571
www.cocosheriff.org/

Starting a Business: Education & Training
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CTR 
300 Ellinwood Way #300, Pleasant Hill 94523 
(925) 602-6840 
www.contracostasbdc.com

Social Security Numbers
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
1111 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek 94596
(800) 772-1213
www.ssa.gov/