CA State Mandated Fee is required for new business license applications and renewals; the fee is $4.00.
On September 18, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1186 , which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license, similar instrument or permit, or renewal.
On October 11, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1379, which increased the State CASP Fee starting January 1, 2018, to $4.00.
The purpose of this fee is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop education resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws.
You can obtain a copy of SB-1186 and AB-1379 from the California Legislative Information Website.
For additional information:
Senate Bill 205
Effective January 2020, SB 205 requires the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Water Boards) to prescribe waste discharge requirements for the discharge of storm water by municipalities and industries in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program established by the Federal Clean Water Act and the California Water Code.
The existing law requires regulated municipalities and industries to obtain a storm water permit. Senate Bill 205 requires a person applying for a new or renewed business license to demonstrate enrollment under the NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permit for each business location conducting regulated industrial activities described below.
The following industrial businesses are regulated by the NPDES Industrial Activities Stormwater General Permit.
(1) Feedlots of a specific size
(2) Manufacturing Facilities
(3) Oil and Gas/Mining Facilities
(4) Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities
(5) Landfills, Land Application Sites, and Open Dumps
(6) Recycling Facilities
(7) Steam Electric Power Generating Facilities
(8) Transportation Facilities
(9) Sewage or Wastewater Treatment Works
A Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code is required for all businesses that apply for new business license or during the renewal period. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are numerical codes that categorize the industries that companies belong to base on business activities. For more information, please click HERE.
Assembly Bill 3002
Assembly Bill 3002 went into effect on January 1, 2019, which provides information regarding disability access requirements and resources to business owners.
To read the full notice, click HERE.