Business License Application

The City Of West Sacramento is proud to present West Sacramento Citizen Access, a new system allowing e-filing of business license applications online, advanced search capabilities for existing licenses in our database, and to show the status of your application throughout the process. To submit a new application online, you will need to register for a Citizen Access account. Please visit for your application and searching needs.

The business license application and all of its components are available below for download and viewing. You can download all the forms or just the individual forms that you need. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view the business license forms. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (916) 617-4645 or

  1. Commercial Business License Application Package (Local Applicant)
  2. Home Occupation Business License Application Package (Local Applicant)
  3. Non-Local Business License Application Package (Out of Town Applicant)

"Local Applicant" is defined as having a physical location in West Sacramento.

"Out of Town Applicant" is defined as a business which has a physical location outside of West Sacramento but which does business in West Sacramento.

If you have a current business license with the City of West Sacramento and some information has changed (ownership, business name etc.), please use the Business License Change Form to correct it.  Please note that a change of address will require a new business license at the updated address.

If your business has closed, please complete the Business License Closure Form and send it to our office, so that we can deactivate your license.