Starting January 1, 2015, all contractors will need their State License Number as well as their City of Berkeley License Number in order to obtain a permit.
Generally, all business licenses expire on December 31st. Business License renewals are mailed to business owners the first week of December and most businesses have until February 28th to renew their business license.
However, contractors MUST renew their business license prior to applying for any permits. Permits will NOT be issued to contractors who do not possess a 2015 CITY OF BERKELEY BUSINESS LICENSE.