Apply for a Business Tax Account

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Revenue Division Office Hours Update

The City continues to enhance access to online services to make it easier and more convenient for the public. As the use of online services increases, the need for in-person business tax services continues to decrease. As a result, the City is implementing a pilot plan for reopening the Revenue Division, located within the Development Services Center. The schedule is outlined below and is subject to change. Any updates will be available on this webpage.

The Development Services Center, located at 39550 Liberty Street, plans to reopen on Wednesday, July 7 with a new operating schedule. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Center will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.). On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Center will be closed while staff focuses on processing online transactions. City staff from the Revenue Division will be available by phone or email to provide assistance. 

Phone: (510) 494-4790



Steps to Create and Pay Your Business Tax Account

In order to establish a business tax account with the City of Fremont, please follow these steps:


Additional information

  • If you will be registering your business using a name other than your legal name, you will need to register the business name with the County of Alameda, County Clerk, at 1106 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607; contact the County Clerk's Office at (510) 272-6362
  • If your business will sell a product, you may be required to have a Seller's Permit; contact the State Board of Equalization at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA, at (510) 622-4100, or at (800) 432-7115 to find out if you need a Seller's Permit 
  • If you will be doing business in Fremont from a location outside of the City limits, you will need to complete a Business Tax Application
  • If you will be running a business from a residence, you will need to complete the Home Occupation Permit Application.  See Home-Based Business for more information
  • Certain businesses may require additional permits and may incur different tax rates; contact the Revenue Division at (510) 494-4790 for more information
  • Registration tax is due at the time you start your business; the tax is $30 for commercial and home-based businesses, except licensed contractors who pay $125 for a one year business tax certificate. A $4 state mandated fee will need to be included in the total registration fee
  • You are required to renew your Business Tax annually or close your business tax account prior to its expiration date 
  • Further information on the City of Fremont Business Tax can be found in the Fremont Municipal Code
If you have any questions, you may contact the Revenue Division during our business hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (excluding City of Fremont Holidays).

Phone: (510) 494-4790
Fax: (510) 494-4754