We recognize the value and importance of a strong and varied business community. There are many things to consider and various agencies to contact when starting or operating a business. While each endeavor may have its own unique situation or purpose, it is important for you to research the requirements for operating your business prior to starting the Business License Application process.
We hope to offer you a better understanding of the Business License process. For your convenience, we have included links to other agencies you may need to contact prior to starting your business and a “Frequently Asked Questions" page to assist you.
If you need further Business License assistance, you are welcome to contact us at City of Manteca - Finance Department, (209) 456-8789 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE LAW: SB 1186 - DISABILITY ACCESS & EDUCATION FEE
Beginning January 1, 2013, SB 1186 was signed into law. SB 1186 imposes a State fee on every applicant for a local business license or renewal. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified. This law requires the imposed State fee be collected by all cities and counties within California.
The new law requires that you to be notified of the following: “Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
The Division of the State Architect at: www.dgs.ca.goc/dsa/home.aspx
The Department of Rehabilitation at: www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
The California Commission on Disability Access at: www.ccda.ca.gov
To obtain a copy of the SB 1186 mandate, please click on the link listed below: