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Business permits and other requirements in the City of Alameda (Alameda County) for business types:

  • Carpentry Contractor  
Building and Construction Permit
city

Required for all new and remodeling construction within city limits.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

City of Alameda
Building Division
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 190
Alameda, CA, 94501
Phone: 510-747-6830
website
For more information... application
Business License - Business Tax Certificate
city

Required for all entities doing business within city limits. See "County Unincorporated" for businesses located outside of city limits.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

City of Alameda
Finance Department
2263 Santa Clara Ave, Room 230
Alameda, CA, 94501
Phone: 510-747-4851
website
For more information... application
Fire Prevention Information/Inspection
city

Businesses may be subject to a yearly inspection of facility - annual fee may be charged.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

City of Alameda
Fire Department
1300 Park Street
Alameda, CA, 94501
Phone: 510-337-2100
Fax: 510-521-7851
website
For more information... application
Land Use Permit/Zoning Clearance
city

Example: zone change, variance, conditional use permit. Required if business located within incorporated city limits.

agency note:
The Planning Department combines all operations related to zoning planning design review and historic preservation.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

City of Alameda
Planning Division
Zoning and Design Review
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 190
Alameda, CA, 94501
Phone: 510-747-6805
website
For more information... application
Fictitious Business Name - Doing Business As Statement
county

A Fictitious Business Name (FBN) or Doing Business As (DBA) statement 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 existence 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:
Carpentry Contractor

County of Alameda
Alameda County Clerk Recorder
Fictitious Business Name
1106 Madison Street
Oakland, CA, 94607
Phone: 510-272-6362
website
For more information... application
Hazardous Materials / Waste Management Program
county

Subject to local CUPA/HMUPA and accidental release program if handling any hazardous materials, generating or treating hazardous waste, storing in above ground or underground storage tanks.

agency note:
Environmental Protection Services that conduct inspections of retail facilities where food and drink are handled, stored, served or sold. Also inspect for compliance in Health and Safety Housing.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

CUPA (Certified Unified Program Agency): County of Alameda
Department of Environmental Health
1131 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA, 94502
Phone: 510-567-6700
Fax: 510-337-9335
website
For more information... application
Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate
regional

Required if any person constructs, alters, replaces or operates any units that emit, may emit, or may reduce air emissions within the Region. An Authority to Construct must be obtained before building or installing a new emissions unit or modifying an existing emissions unit that requires a permit. A Permit to Operate is issued after all construction is completed and the emission unit is ready for operation. A permit is required for any sanding, coating, painting or the venting of vessels into the air. In addition, a Portable Equipment Registration is needed for any portable welders (over 50-hp) you operate (i.e. welding shops).


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

AQMD (Air Quality Management District): Bay Area
Permit Services
939 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, 94109
Phone: 415-771-6000
Fax: 415-928-8560
website
For more information... application
Air Tanks Permit
state

Required of all businesses using (1) pressurized tanks with a volume greater than 1.5 cubic feet and containing greater than 150 PSI (pounds per square inch) of air; (2) Steam boilers over 15 PSI; or (3) retail stationary propane tanks.

agency note:
"To apply for a "Permit to Operate" for an air tank, liquefied petroleum tank or a boiler, click on the link Pressure Vessel Inspection Request Form."

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Pressure Vessel Unit-North
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1302
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-622-3066
Fax: 510-622-3063
website
For more information... application
Asbestos Certification
state

No contractor shall engage asbestos-related work which involves 100 square feet or more of surface area of asbestos containing materials unless the qualifier for the license passes an asbestos certification examination.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA, 95827
Phone: 800-321-2752
website
For more information... application
Asbestos Registration
state

Contractors and other employers who perform asbestos-related work that involves 100 sq.ft. or more of asbestos-containing construction materials that have an asbestos content of more than 0.1% must register

agency note:
Contractors may bid on a project involving asbestos-related work as long as a contractor with the proper CSLB certification and Cal/OSHA registration performs the work.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety & Health
Asbestos Contractor Registration Unit
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco, CA, 94142
Phone: 510-286-7362
Fax: 510-286-7040
website
For more information... application
Construction Related Permits
state

Any contractor who is trenching, building or demolishing buildings or erecting scaffold may require a permit


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety & Health
1515 Clay Street, Suite 16-22A
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 800-963-9424
website
For more information... application
Contractor's License
state

In general, all persons or businesses constructing or altering, moving, wrecking, or demolishing any building, highway, road, parking facility, railroad, excavation or other structure, project, development or improvement must be licensed as a contractor if the total cost of labor and materials for a project is $500 or more. A license is also needed to do any work as a subcontractor or specialty contractor, and persons engaged in the business of home improvement.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Consumer Affairs
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA, 95827
Phone: 800-321-2752
website
For more information... application
Corporation, Company or Partnership Filings
state

If you are considering becoming a corporation, (either stock or nonprofit), a limited liability company or a partnership (limited, or limited liability), you must file with the Secretary of State's Office.

agency note:
Also, if you are conducting business as one of the following, you must file a bond with the Secretary of State's Office: immigration consultant, credit services organization, dance studio, discount buying organization, employment agency, employment counseling service, invention developer, job listing service, nurses registry, or auctioneer or auction company.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 916-657-5448
website
For more information... application
Discrimination Law
state

Harassment or discrimination in employment is prohibited if it is based on a person's race, ancestry, national origin, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, physical disability (including AIDS), mental disability, marital status, medical condition (cured cancer), and refusal of family care leave. Discrimination in housing, public services and accommodations is also prohibited.

agency note:
Employers must post the Harassment or Discrimination in Employment notice (DFEH 162) and provide their employees with a copy of the DFEH's information sheet on sexual harassment (DFEH 185) or a statement that contains equivalent information. Employers must also provide notice of an employee's right to request pregnancy disability leave or transfer, as well as notice to request a family and medical care leave (CFRA). Employers with 5 or more employees must maintain all personnel records for a minimum of 2 years.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Fair Employment and Housing
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA, 95758
Phone: 916-478-7251
Fax: 510-622-2951
website
For more information... application
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:
Certain Permits/Licenses/Certifications may be required for compliance with Health and Safety Standards. General Industry Safety Order, Carcinogen regulations and Construction Safety orders i.e. excavation/trenching, asbestos related work, crane/derrick operation, air/liquid-petroleum gas tanks, etc.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Cal/OSHA
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-286-7000
Fax: 510-286-7037
website
For more information... application
Registration Form for Employers
state

Required to file a registration form within 15 days after paying more than $100.00 in wages to one or more employees. No distinction is made between full-time and part-time or permanent and temporary employees in meeting this requirement.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Employment Development Department
Employment Tax Customer Service Office
P.O. Box 2068
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95741
Phone: 888-745-3886
website
For more information... application
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:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Sales/Use Tax Division
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA, 94279
Phone: 800-400-7115
website
For more information... application
State EPA Identification Number
state

Required of businesses that generate, surrender to be transported, transport, treat, or dispose of hazardous waste.

agency note:
DTSC issues State Generator EPA ID Numbers. You may be referred to Federal EPA if you generate over 100 kg per month of RCRA waste (1-415-495-8895) or 1 *800) 6186942 or outside California (916) 255=1136

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Generator Information Services
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 800-728-6942
website
For more information... application
State Income Tax Information
state

Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board.

agency note:
All businesses are required to submit a Business Income Tax statement annually.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Franchise Tax Board
Business Entities Division
PO Box 1468
Sacramento, CA, 95812
Phone: 800-338-0505
website
For more information... application
Wage/Hour Laws
state

Businesses with employees must comply with laws establishing minimum standards for wages, hours and working conditions.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Labor Commissioner's Office
1515 Clay Street, STE 401, Oakland, CA, 94612
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-285-3502
Fax: 510-286-1366
website
For more information... application
Workers' Compensation Information
state

Businesses with employees must maintain Workers' Compensation Insurance coverage on either a self-insured basis, or provided through a commercial carrier, or the State Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Phone: 415-703-5020
website
For more information... application
Employer Identification Number (EIN or SSN)
federal

Employers with employees, business partnerships, and corporations, must obtain an Employer Identification Number from the I.R.S. Businesses can obtain appropriate Federal income tax forms from this location.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

U.S. Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
1301 Clay Street, 110S
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 800-829-4933
website
For more information... application
Proof of Residency Requirement
federal

Employees hired after November 6, 1986 must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
San Francisco Field Office
444 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: 800-375-5283
website
For more information... application
Filter Permits & Licenses
Level of Government:
Consulting Training and Financial Assistance

May be used for business assistance information and answers to basic business questions. Business owners can utilize consultant's and information resources to examine new business opportunities, to develop financial or marketing skills, or to evaluate virtually any part of their business.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Alameda County SBDC
Consulting Training and Financial Assistance
475 14th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-208-0410
Fax: 510-208-0413
website
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Two free programs assist businesses in Alameda County to prevent pollution and waste and save movey.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

County of Alameda
Stop Waste Partnership
1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-891-6500
Fax: 510-893-2308
website
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA renders assistance with special programs for women and minorities, financing for starting businesses, including developing business plans and providing information on other SBA programs.


applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Washington Office Center
409 3rd Street, S.W. Suite 6400
Washington, DC, 20416
Phone: 202-205-6766
Fax: 202-205-7727
website
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA renders assistance with special programs for women and minorities, financing for starting businesses, including developing business plans and providing information on other SBA programs.

agency note:
The SBA renders assistance with special programs for women and minorities, financing for starting businesses, including developing business plans and providing information on other SBA programs.

applies to:
Carpentry Contractor

U.S. Small Business Administration
San Francisco District Office
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94105
Phone: 415-744-6820
website