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All businesses operating in El Cerrito are required to apply and obtain a Business License in accordance with El Cerrito Municipal Code, Chapter 4.32. For more information, or to obtain a business license with the City of El Cerrito, please visit the Business License webpage.
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Yes, El Cerrito does have a property transfer tax. Information on Ordinance No. 2018-03, can be found here. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Residential Parking Permit Application may be submitted by electronically or mail. Please visit the Parking Permit webpage for more information.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, California Senate Bill 1186 requires cities to collect an additional $4 fee for a local business license. The additional state fee of $4 is imposed on any applicant for a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit, or renewal thereof, for purposes of increasing disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and developing educational resources for businesses to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws.