Existing Licenses

Renew or Close Your License

If you are an existing business license holder in the City of Paso Robles, you will automatically be sent renewal information. Renewal statements are mailed approximately mid-June each year and are due by June 30th. If payment for your business license renewal is received or postmarked by May 31st, a 10% discount may be taken.


In response to the current situation caused by COVID-19, on May 5, 2020, the Paso Robles City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance that extended the due date for the annual Business License Tax Certificate renewals from June 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Please note that in order to be eligible for the 10% early renewal discount, payments and renewal forms must still be received on or before May 31, 2020. Additionally, any renewals received after August 31, 2020 will be subject to penalties and interest.

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Information Changes

If you change ownership, location or type of business, you will need to complete a Business License Application. Download the Business License Application (PDF), pick one up at 821 Pine Street, Suite A, or obtain one by emailing Administrative Services or calling 805-237-3999.

Please mark the appropriate box in the upper right-hand corner of the application.

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

The TOT applies to hotels, motels and rooming houses, or vacation rentals, pursuant to Municipal Code, Chapter 3.26. Read more about the TOT or pay your TOT online.

Business License Directory

Download the Directory of Business Licenses (PDF) within the City of Paso Robles, or access a downloadable / sortable list via Google Docs. To sort by a specific column, click on the column title.

For a copy of a business license or any other questions, email Administrative Services or call 805-237-3999.