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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Last updated March 22, 2024