If you're starting a business in Alameda, welcome to our economic community! This section provides information to help you get started. Please check out our Alameda Business Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to start a business. The Business Guide is also available in Chinese.
Business Improvement Area Charges
Chamber of Commerce
Employer Identification Number
1. You must obtain an employer identification number from both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD). The nearest IRS office is located at 1301 Clay St., South Tower, Ste. 160, Oakland, CA; (800) 829-1040. The nearest EDD office is located at 7700 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94621; (510) 577-2369.
Environmental Health Services
Fictitious Business Name
Importing and Exporting
Seller's Permit / Resale Numbers
Small Business Administration