Finance Forms

Business License

For your convenience, the following forms are available for download. You can mail your completed forms along with payment to the City of Alameda Finance Division, located at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 230, Alameda, CA 94501. The Business License office is also open Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  You can contact the Business License office by calling (510) 747-4851. 


Finance DepartmentPermit Center
Business License ApplicationZoning Clearance
Business License Fee ScheduleHome Occupation Permit
Business Improvement Area Fee ScheduleSign Permit Application
Procedure for Starting a Business in AlamedaCertificate of Occupancy
Business License Municipal Code Section 
Business License Listings 
Utility Users Tax Exemption
There is a 2% discount available to senior citizens 62 years or older and residents who qualify under the low income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  You can mail the completed form to City of Alameda Finance Division, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 220, Alameda, CA 94501.  The discount will be applied upon receipt of the application for the exemption.  If you have any questions, please call the Finance Division at (510) 747-4881.

Downloadable Documents

Senior Citizens Application for the 2% UUT Exemption

Low Income Application for the 2% UUT Exemption

Utility Users Tax Exemption Ordinance