Renew your Business License in the City of San Mateo online using this service. Business tax certificates must be renewed annually.

The City of San Mateo Municipal Code requires all persons or businesses doing business in the City of San Mateo to pay an annual business tax (also sometimes called a business license). 

After payment of the annual business tax is made, the business will receive a business tax certificate by mail which evidences that the applicable tax has been paid for the period indicated on the certificate. This certificate must be displayed conspicuously in the place of business.

Please note that the business tax certificate does not indicate clearance or approval for zoning, fire code, occupancy, or any other City, County, State or Federal permit or license which may be required. It is the responsibility of the business to ensure that it is in compliance with all legal requirements.


When do City of San Mateo Business License expire?

The City of San Mateo Business Licenses are valid for one year. They expire on 31st December every year and need to be renewed before 15th February.