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Business License
city

Required for any person or entity doing business or carrying on a trade within the city limits.

agency note:
Additional information for Home-Based Businesses can be obtained from the City of Ontario's website (http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/back-ups/home_based_business.htm)

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

City of Ontario
Finance Department
Business Licenses
303 East 'B' Street
Ontario, CA, 91762
Phone: 909-395-2022
Fax: 909-395-2051
website

Fire Prevention Information/Inspection

All businesses are inspected annually to ensure conformance with the uniform fire code.

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

City of Ontario
Fire Department
425 East B Street
Ontario, CA, 91761
Phone: 909-395-2002
website

Fictitious Name Filing

county

A Fictitious Business Name is required when the business name does not include the surname of the individual owner(s) and each of the partners; or the business name suggests the existance of additional owners; or the nature of the business in not clearly evident by the name of the business. For example Bill Smith and Sons Plumbing would require a FBN because the name implies additional owners, Bill Smith Plumbing does not require a FBN. Bill Smith Industries would require a FBN because it does not identify the nature of the business.

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

County of San Bernardino
Auditor/Controller-Recorder
Fictitious Business Name Filing
222 West Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA, 92415-0022
Phone: 909-386-8970
website

Notification to Assessor of Business Activity

county

Businesses are required to notify the County Assessor's Office of new business activities.

agency note:
Anyone operating a business from their home in an unincorporated area needs to contact: Code Enforcement Division 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor, San Bernardino, California 92415 Phone (909) 387-4044

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

County of San Bernardino
San Bernardino County Assessors Office
Personal Property
172 W. Third St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92415-0310
Phone: 909-387-8307
Fax: 909-387-6781
website

Occupational Safety and Health Information

state

Businesses with employees must prepare an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. The state provides a no-fee consultation service to assist employers with preventing unsafe working conditions and workplace hazards.

agency note:
Employers with one or more employees must comply with Titlt 8, California Code of Regulations. Certain permits/licenses/certifications may be required for compliance with health & safety standards, general industrial safety orders, carcinogen regulations, and construction safety orders (I.e., excavation, trenching, asbestos related work, crane/derrick operations, air/liquid petroleum gas tanks, etc.). In addition, Cal/OSHA offers injury prevention programs, trainings, and hazard identification at your work site.

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

Department of Industrial Relations
Cal/OSHA Consultation Services
464 West 4th Street, Suite 339
San Bernardino, CA, 92401
Phone: 909-383-4567
website

Sales & Use Permit (Seller's Permit)

state

All businesses selling or leasing tangible property must obtain a Seller's Permit.

agency note:
For Additional information about RESALE CERTIFICATE go to this website: www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/faqresale.htm

applies to:
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information

State Board of Equalization
Sales/ Use Tax Division
CA
Phone: 1-800-400-7115
website
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State Income Tax Information

state

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