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In order to start a business in the City of Hanford you will need the following:
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For information regarding signs please contact our Planning Department at the number listed.
Anyone conducting business in the city limits of Hanford is required to obtain a business license regardless of location.
All requests for proposals are published to our website. Please visit Bids and RFPs for further information.
For gross receipt businesses the fee is $5 to get started, and then after that based on their earnings for 3 months. Contractors are $10 for a sub contractor and $15 for a general contractor.
If you would like to sell goods or services at an event in the City please contact our Recreation Department at the number listed.
There are many incentives that the City of Hanford can offer. Please contact our Economic Development Department at the number listed.
Please contact our Economic Development Department regarding any City owned properties that are for sale at the number listed.
A Certificate of Occupancy is issued whenever a new building is constructed within the city limits. Inspections are conducted to ensure that the basic construction, wiring, plumbing, and other elements of the building are up to code, and can be certified as being safe for occupation.
A Variance granted to a property owner that allows a use otherwise prevented by zoning. For further information regarding a conditional use permit, please contact our planning department at the number listed.
Please contact our Economic Development Department for programs for your business.
Please contact the Finance Department at the number listed regarding taxi licenses.