Apply for and renew a business license

The City of Hayward requires every person, firm, corporation, partnership or other business organization conducting business within the City to obtain a business license. The forms needed to apply for your business license will vary depending upon your location - either within Hayward city limits or outside of Hayward city limits. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information about how to renew or close your license, pay a balance or search our license database.

Business License Application Forms:

All business may apply by submitting the application forms to businesslicense@hayward-ca.gov or faxing them to (510) 583-3644.

Once the application has been approved, you will be contacted with the amount due and payment instructions.

RENEW OR CLOSE YOUR LICENSE, PAY A BALANCE, OR SEARCH OUR LICENSE DATABASE

We are now accepting renewals online through our new business license portal! You may also pay a balance due or search our current license database. Visit our portal below:

Hayward.hdlgov.com.

Revenue Division
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

The Revenue Division is open to the public Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. .

For more information, please call (510) 583-4600 or email businesslicense@Hayward-ca.gov