Business License Renewal

Business License Renewal

The City of San Leandro is undertaking an enhanced business license renewal process to make it quick and easy for our business owners in 2019.  The business license renewal administration shall be provided by HdL Licensing Specialists, who are available 5 days per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On-line business license renewal capability is also available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Payments are no longer accepted at the City. 

You may pay for your business license online at, over the phone by calling HdL at (510) 809-3133 or by mailing a check to: City of San Leandro Business Licensing 8839 N. Cedar Ave #212, Fresno, CA 93720. 


We appreciate your patience during this transition period, and as always, if you have any questions, please call (510) 809-3133.

City of San Leandro business licenses are required for all businesses based in San Leandro and for persons who conduct business within San Leandro city limits, including those dealing with residential and commercial real estate rentals or who operate home-based businesses.

At the end of each year, renewal notices are sent out to all existing license holders to inform them that the annual renewal period has begun and to request updated information and payment of applicable fees by January 31 of the renewal year.

However, it is the responsibility of the business owner to renew the business license on time even if the renewal notice is not received. Penalties are assessed for delinquent accounts, regardless of whether a renewal notice was received.

If you do not currently have a business license but need to apply for one, click here to find out what you need to know on Starting a Business in San Leandro.

The City of San Leandro now provides the option of Online Business License Renewal for most businesses with an existing business license. The process includes the use of PIN and account numbers that are provided in renewal letters that are sent out at the end of each calendar year as well as the verification of current account information and payment of fees online. (Some business types are also required to separately submit state employment quarterly wage and withholding report to verify employee and owner count.)

Businesses that cannot renew online include new businesses or any business that has expanded or changed its address as well as select types of businesses that require additional documentation including taxicab companies, peddlers/solicitors, massage establishments, fortune-telling and dance halls.

For more information, call the City's Business License Office at (510) 809-3133.