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This section of the portal is designed to help your business stay in compliance and continue operating in the State of California. Information provided will also help you identify registration requirements to relocate, change your business name and transfer ownership. 

It is important to keep track of what registration certificates and permits your business has obtained. Issuing agencies may require that you renew or update records at a certain point of time (annually, biannually, or  by a specified date). It is best to check in with each regulating entity to determine what their renewal deadlines and processes are. 


You can also use our online permit assistance tool, CalGOLD, to help in identifying local, state and federal regulating agencies that you may have obtained permits from to update records and renew your permits with them. Once at the website input your city and type of business, if your business is not listed you can select "General Business Information".

If you have a specific question about filing for permit renewals, check the California Business Service Desk FAQs. If the answer to your question is not there, then Email Us your question.

If you are planning on changing the address, name, or ownership of your business you will need to update registration records with the various federal, state, and local regulatory agencies that you have registered with. Use the Business Navigator to determine what requirements there are and what departments you should check.

Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law designed to ensure equal access, full inclusion, and participation for people with disabilities or impairments. More Info

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Agency (Proposition 65) requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. The Proposition was intended to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water. More Info

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The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.  GO-Biz partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create this website.