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Business License Online Renewal

Business licenses for the City of Salinas can now be renewed online. If any of the information printed on your renewal form has changed, or is incorrect, please email your renewal form with the corrections to

Senate Bill (SB) 205, signed by Gov. Newsom in 2019, requires a person or entity who conducts a business operation that is a “regulated industry” to demonstrate enrollment with the NPDES permit program. The SB 205 only affects those businesses with primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes that are identified by the State Water Board as requiring enrollment in the Industrial General Permit (IGP) are affected. Completion and submission of this information is required with your business license renewal. For more information, please click HERE
After completing the online renewal process, please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new business license certificate.
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Enter your business license account number. This number can be found on your renewal form in the box labeled "Online Renewals Now Available."
Enter your online renewal pin number. This number can be found on your renewal form in the information box labeled "Online Renewals Now Available." Please note: Your PIN should be a 6-digit number. If you received a renewal form with less than 6-digits for the pin, please fill in the missing digits with leading zeroes. For example. If your PIN on the renewal form shows as ‘1234’, you should enter ‘001234’. If you have an email address on file, you can also request a new pin to be emailed to you. If you still have trouble with your PIN, you can contact HdL for assistance with your PIN at 831-207-4337. Click here to have the PIN emailed to the primary contact's email on file.