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Welcome to the City of Novato Business Community!

Business License

An important part of doing business in the City of Novato includes obtaining the required business license and/or permit. The City partners with Hdl Companies to provide online services for all your business license needs, including renewals, change of ownership/address, and dissolution of business.

Take advantage of our online filing and payment portal which allows you the convenience of filing and paying your business license online by paying with Visa, MasterCard or Electronic Check.

Click the button below to apply, renew, make changes, close a business,
and pay online:


Hotels & Lodging Establishments

The City partners with Hdl Companies to provide online services for collection of the Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT).

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) returns for Hotels and Motels can now be submitted online, by phone, and mail to simplify your monthly reporting.

Click the button below to begin: