Frequently Asked Questions

What is CalGOLD?

In 1997, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) established the California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD) Website to assist in providing businesses the information they need to comply with environmental and other regulatory and permitting requirements. CalGOLD offers direct Internet links and contact information to state, local, regional, and federal permitting authorities for more information.

Looking for information on State Permits and Business Requirements?

Commonly Requested Information Contacts

Can CalGold issue the permits I need?

Sorry, CalGold does not issue permits or licenses. Questions about permitting and licensing requirements, and applications for those permits and licenses, must be sent directly to the agencies catalogued within CalGold.

Can CalGold answer questions about an existing license or permit that I have?

CalGold does not have information about existing licenses or permits. If you have a question about a license you have, or have questions about whether a particular business possesses a particular license, you must contact one of the agencies catalogued within the CalGold database.

Who do I contact if any of the information on CalGold is inbcorrect?

CalGold does its best to keep its links up-to-date. If, however, you encounter a dead or misdirected link or errors, please contact CalGold staff at