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County Permits and Licenses

 

To obtain a business license in San Joaquin County:

Community Development Department
1810 E Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 468-3124

 

To sell an item on the street in an unincorporated area you need a Peddler’s License. You can obtain this license at:

Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office
44 N. San Joaquin Street
First Floor, Room 150
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-2133 

 

A photo is required for this type of license. The photo must be obtained at:

Purchasing & Support Services Duplication Office
at the County Administration Building, 44 N. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95202.
The Treasurer -Tax Collector will provide you with information on the process.

 

To obtain a business license to start a business in an unincorporated area of the county:

Community Development
1810 East E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 468-3124


 

To file a fictitious business name:

Recorder’s Office
44 N. San Joaquin Street
Second Floor
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-3939  

 

If you need assistance in staffing or obtaining grants or financial assistance, you may be eligible for help at:

Employment & Economic Development
850 N. Hunter Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3500 

 

If your business requires a permit or license from Weights & Measures:

Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
1868 E Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 953-6000 

 

If your business requires a Deed of Aviation & Hazardous Easement:

Airport-Stockton Metro
5000 S. Airport Way
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 468-4700  

 

If your business requires a Health Permit:

San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department
1868 E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 468-3420  

 

There may be Federal and State mandates that require a business to submit a report of hazardous material when handling chemicals of 50 gallons or more. These chemicals can be compressed, explosive, corrosive, toxic, inflammatory, or re-active in nature. Contact:

San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department
1868 E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 468-3420