The City of Grass Valley invites and welcomes new business!
We understand that starting a business can be an exciting and
Please contact the City with any questions or concerns you
have as you plan to start your business in Grass
Message or Call (530) 274-4300
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.
To speak with a tax
specialist: Send Message or Call
The City is accepting Commercial Cannabis Business (CCB)
Screening Applications beginning May 12th, 2021 through August
Please be advised there will be no preferential treatment for
applications submitted prior to the August 12th, 2021
deadline. The City will be reviewing all submitted applications
for completeness – applicants will be notified if more
information is needed or missing.
Small Day Care facilities are exempt from obtaining a Grass
Valley Business License per Family Child
Care Homes – Manual of Policies &
Procedures (Title 22 – Division 12 -
Chapter 3 -102384 – Licensing Fees) - No
local jurisdiction shall impose any business license, fee, or tax
for the privilege of operating a small family day care home
licensed under this act.
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.