Business Resources

Business Resources

Overview

The City of Grass Valley invites and welcomes new business!

We understand that starting a business can be an exciting and challenging time.

Please feel free contact the City with any questions or concerns you have as you plan to start your business in Grass Valley: Send Message or Call (530) 274-4300

For question about an existing business license or home occupation: Send Message or Call (530) 768-2497

A business license is an annual tax for doing business within the City. The City of Grass Valley Business License Ordinance requires a business license for any business activity conducted in Grass Valley city limits. Business license taxes and fees help pay for City services such as roads, fire, police and other community services. Business licenses are renewed annually at the beginning of each year.

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Commercial Cannabis Businesses

Commercial Cannabis Appeal Procedures

The Selection Committee completed their review of the 13 Commercial Cannabis Business (CCB) Screening Applications the City received.

The following Commercial Cannabis Business screening applications were the highest scored among all of the applications received and therefore are eligible to submit a CCB Permit Application :

  • Storefront Retail Dispensary – Grass Valley Provisions 
  • Delivery Only Dispensary – KannaXpress
  • Distribution - Grass Valley Brand & Sierra Flower Co.
  • Nursery - Grass Valley Brand & Xotic Nursery, Inc.

The City received two (2) total Commercial Cannabis Distribution and two (2) total Commercial Cannabis Nursery screening applications. All applications received for these two permit types were invited to apply for a CCB Permit Application as the City did not receive more than the maximum allowed for each permit type. 

  • No more than five (5) local cannabis distribution permits.
  • No more than two (2) local cannabis nursery permits.
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Cottage Food Business

A Cottage Food Operation (CFO) is an enterprise at a private home where specific low-risk food products, which do not require refrigeration, are prepared or repackaged for sale.

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Day Care Facility

The City defines Day Care as facilities that provide non-medical care and supervision of minor children for periods of less than 24 hours. These facilities include the following, all of which are required to be licensed by the California State Department of Social Services.

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Home Occupation

The conduct of a business within a dwelling unit or residential site, employing only the occupants of the dwelling, with the business activity being subordinate to the residential use of the property.

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Massage Therapy

All massage therapists and technicians employed with establishments in the City of Grass Valley are required to possess a current and valid CAMTC certification.

Prior to applying for a business license, massage therapists must obtain an Operator's Permit from the Grass Valley Police Department. 

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Short Term Rentals

The City established the Bed & Breakfast and Short Term Rental standards to provide guidelines for home-based short term rentals in Grass Valley. Any rental less than 30 days is considered a “Short Term Rental.”