Pursuant to Ordinance no. 857, some businesses are exempt from paying fees; however, registration is still required.
Residential Facility: Apartments, rooming houses, residential care homes, and family day care homes.
Church, Temple or Places of Worship: Churches, temples or other places of worship, for worship, religious education, or the social affairs of the religious group. NOTE:This exemption shall not apply to other activities, including, but not limited to, day schools, social service programs or Church-owned or operated business enterprises.
Home Occupations: Includes only those businesses which are secondary to the use of the home as a residence. They cannot dispense goods or services from the home; cannot employ other than resident family members; cannot generate noise, traffic, odor, dust or have outside storage or use accessory buildings to conduct the business. Additionally a business may not have an impact on water quality. All work must be done entirely by phone, mail and/or the Internet. Typical activities include those of creative artists, music teachers, academic tutors or similar educational instructors. This exemption does not apply If your business affects water quality and if it is determined that your business does affect water quality in any way at all, it will not be exempt from registration fees or storm water fees.
Agriculture:Agricultural uses including growing of crops, raising of livestock, dairying; the purchase and storage of substances, materials, supplies, animal feeds and produce, and the marketing of farm products are exempt from license fees, but do require registration. Retail nurseries, retail greenhouses, wholesaling, processing, storage or manufacturing uses involving the collection of products from multiple farms or ranches are not exempt from fees. They require the payment of registration fees.
Federal or State Law:Any businesses that are legally recognized as exempt by the U.S. Constitution or applicable statues, or by the State of California.
Non-Profit Organizations: non-profit organizations that are legally recognized as tax exempt pursuant to the provisions of 26 U. S. C Section 501 (c)(3)