Establishing a New Business Location in Berkeley:
Permit and License Checklist
We welcome your new Berkeley business!
This Checklist is for new businesses entering existing buildings, and for existing Berkeley businesses moving to a new location. It focuses on the development review process, including business licenses, zoning review, and building permits. Our goal is to assist you in estimating the time needed to open a business, as well as potential costs. Please note that not all of these requirements apply to all businesses.
Additional information is available in the “Starting a Business in Berkeley Resource Guide”. You may also contact the Office of Economic Development directly at 510-981-7530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please review our Business Location Checklist (PDF).