Doing business in the Sacramento District

Business requirements

SBA’s Business Guide lists the requirements needed to start, grow, and expand your business. Since laws and taxes vary by state, here’s what you need to do before starting your business in our area.

Business name and registration

Register your business name with the county clerk where your business is located. If you are a corporation, you will also need to register with the Secretary of State.

Business licensing and zoning

Licenses are typically administered by a variety of state and local departments. It is important to consider zoning regulations when choosing a site for your business. Contact the local business license office where you plan to locate your business. You may not be permitted to conduct business out of your home or engage in industrial activity in a retail district.


IRS California Taxpayer Assistance Center

300 N. Los Angeles St., Room 1259

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-576-3009

State Tax Department

3321 Power Inn Rd., Second Floor

Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: 888-745-3886

State Taxes

3321 Power Inn Rd., Suite 210

Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: 916-227-6700 

Health and safety

State safety & health regulations

2800 Cottage Way., Room W-1836

Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 866-487-9243

California Division of Labor

2031 Howe Ave., Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-263-1811

Disability insurance claims

645 Salem St.

Chico, CA 95928

Phone: 800-514- 0301

Se habla español: 866-658-8846


1515 Clay St., Suite 1901

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-286-7000

State small business profiles

Need information on the local business landscape? SBA's Office of Advocacy has the latest demographic and statistics on local small business economic activity.

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Local assistance

Need help? Get free business counseling in your area.

SBA lending in our area

  • Loan programs

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    Learn more about SBA's 7(a) loans, 504 loans, and microloans that you can use for your business.
  • Local lenders

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    Download a list of participating lenders in our area.
  • Lender Match

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    Describe your business needs and get matched with an SBA-backed lender in your area.
  • Lending activity reports

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    View 7(a) and 504 lending activity reports from our district.

Additional local resources

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Learn about the opportunities available for small businesses nationwide.

Last updated November 22, 2023