Apply for a Business License


  • Anyone conducting business within the City of Dixon needs a current business license.
  • Business locations must be a physical address. No post office boxes are allowed within the city limits.
  • Some businesses are not allowed in certain zones or may require special approval.

New Businesses Established by Dixon Residents

The City Council adopted Ordinance 18-006 exempting new businesses established by Dixon residents, with proof of residency, from initial payment of the business license tax, excluding solicitors, peddlers and itinerant merchants.  This resolution was adopted by a 5-0 vote of the Council after a successful pilot program.

Completing the Business License

Business License Application (PDF) can be obtained online or through City Hall

Veteran's Exemption - Ordinance 10-002

You must also fill out the Hazardous Materials and Air Pollution Survey and the Worker's Compensation Declaration forms included in the application. Once you have completed the application return it to City Hall with a check for the appropriate fees.

Special Permits

Sidewalk/Street Vendor Application

Certain business types (PDF) require a special permit and a Wastewater Discharge Permit Application (PDF) must be completed.

Mail completed applications and required forms to:

City of Dixon - Finance
600 East A St.
Dixon, CA 95620

To submit via email:


Finance will process your application in approximately 30 days. Once the application is processed, the business license will be mailed to your business location.

Business Resources

The State Board of Equalization has announced a new Electronic Registration system (PDF), aka eReg, effective June 18, 2012.

Home Occupation Permits

Any Dixon business that does not have a commercial storefront, office, or industrial location is considered a home-based business and therefore requires a home occupation permit. There is a one-time $186.00 application fee for the permit and it must be submitted with the Home Occupation Permit Application (PDF).

General Information
Phone Numbers
(707) 678-7000
Emergencies: Dial 911
600 East A St.

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm