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 & Sales Tax


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 
 

Business Property Tax and Change of Ownership


COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
2530 Arnold Drive, Suite 100, Martinez 94553
(925) 313-7600
http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/191/Assessor
  

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

State 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 (EIN)


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 (EIN)


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

Tobacco Prevention Project


HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
(925) 313-6214
https://cchealth.org/tobacco/
 

Federal Taxes (FIN)


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/