Town of Paradise

Business License - Building and Septic

DO I NEED TO HAVE A PHYSICAL ADDRESS BEFORE APPLYING FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE?

Before going to any public agency you should have an exact address for the proposed business. Having accurate site location is crucial for receiving the correct zoning and onsite septic information and for filing various documents and permits.  Private mailbox addresses are for mailing purposes only and cannot be used as a business address.

BUILDING CODE AND SEPTIC REQUIREMENTS/BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Cities and Counties control the way buildings are used in their jurisdictions in order to protect neighborhoods, encourage good development practices, and support property values. The Town of Paradise restricts certain business activities to buildings that have the correct structure for the activity.

You should check with the Town of Paradise Building and Onsite Septic Departments before:

  • Starting a new business
  • Remodeling an existing building
  • Constructing a new building
  • Moving into a new building

The Town of Paradise Building Department also provides information to comply with the California Building Code, as well as the California Disabled Access requirements.

BUILDING PERMITS

A Building Permit is required in most cases when you plan to make physical or cosmetic changes (electrical, mechanical, or plumbing installations or alterations) to the interior or exterior of the building you plan to occupy or if you are constructing a new building. A Building Permit is required when there is a change in the use of an existing space, such as putting a restaurant in what was a retail space.When a permit is required plans should be submitted for Plan Review and a Building Permit issued before starting any construction or remodeling. During the course of construction or remodeling, building inspectors are required to inspect the work performed

Click here for more Building Department and permit information, or call (530) 872-6291 ext 123

Click here for more Onsite Septic Department and permit  information, or call (530) 872-6291 ext 116

Special Business License

Certain types of businesses are required to have more than one license. Usually the second license is a Special License.  Note:  you may require additional licensing from other governmental agencies in addition to your Town of Paradise License.  The special License is issued based on a review of the application and may require approval by the Police Department, fingerprinting* and background checks.

*Fingerprinting must be done at the Paradise Police Department.

If your business is listed below, you require a special business license in addition to a general business license.  The instructions for the special business license can be accessed through the links below.

Title 5 Business Taxes, Licenses and Regulations

Instructions & Applications

5.05

Retail Firearms Sales Establishments

pdf Firearms Dealer (920 KB)

pdf Firearms Dealer Employee (353 KB)

5.06

Fairs, Carnivals and Circuses

pdf Fairs, Carnivals & Circuses (715 KB)

5.07

Theaters, Tent Shows, and Playhouses

pdf Theaters, Tent Shows & Playhouses  (459 KB)

5.08

Fortunetelling

pdf Fortunetelling (765 KB)

5.09

Outdoor Festivals

pdf Outdoor Festivals (726 KB)

pdf Parade Permit (655 KB)

5.10

Junk Dealers, Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers

pdf Pawn Broker (812 KB)

pdf Secondhand Dealer (798 KB)

5.11

Vending-Hawking-Peddling-Sales

pdf Vending-Hawking-Peddling-Sales (469 KB)

pdf Vending-Hawking- Peddling-Sales Employee (387 KB)

5.12

Bingo Games

pdf Bingo Games (687 KB)

 

5.13

Solicitors

pdf Solicitor Permit (736 KB)

pdf Solicitor Permit Employee (392 KB)

5.14

Onsite Sanitation Systems Operation Evaluator(s)

pdf Onsite Evaluator (370 KB)

5.15

Kennels

  pdf Kennels (691 KB)  

5.16

Cardrooms

  pdf Cardrooms (774 KB)

  pdf Cardroom Employee (353 KB)

5.17

Tattoo Artists and Tattooing Establishments

pdf Tattoo Permit (738 KB)

    pdf Tattoo Employee (349 KB)

5.18

Masseur/Masseuse and Massage Establishments

pdf (746 KB) pdf Massage (746 KB)

 

5.19

Taxicabs and Rent Cars

pdf (806 KB) pdf Taxi Owner (806 KB)

pdf Taxi Driver (373 KB)

5.20

Sound Trucks and Sound-Amplifying Equipment

  pdf Sound Truck-Amplifying Equipment (669 KB)