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Elk Grove Business Licenses Reduced to $12

The previous cost of a new license was $110, and renewals were $75.

The cost of opening a new business in Elk Grove has been reduced by nearly $100, according to a press release from the city.

The city's fee for new business licenses and renewals is now $12, down from $110 and $75, respectively.

The full press release follows:

Elk Grove Slashes Business License Fees 

Elk Grove, CA – Thanks to new technology and streamlined processes, the City of Elk Grove has drastically reduced fees for a general business license by nearly 90 percent. 

As of August 23, 2012, general businesses licenses and renewals are now just $12.  Previously the fee for a new general business license was $110, and the renewal fee was $75.

“Supporting Elk Grove businesses is a top priority of the City of Elk Grove, and a key component of our economic development strategy,” said Mayor Jim Cooper.  “Lowering the fees and updating our processes make it easier than ever to open or grow your business in Elk Grove.”

In addition, the City of Elk Grove has introduced a new webpage that allows businesses to apply for a general business license and pay the fee online.  Applicants can apply online 24-7, and will immediately receive a temporary license that can be printed directly from the City’s website.   City staff will then process the application, and an official general business license will be mailed to the applicant within two weeks. 

Streamlining the general business license process has allowed the City of Elk Grove to drastically lower the fees.  The new $12 fee covers the staff time involved with processing a business license including inquiries, managing and processing data and the production and mailing of the business license. 

To apply for a general business license or for more information, visit www.elkgrovecity.org/business-license or call 478-2211. To view the staff report, click here.

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