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

Building and Construction Permit
city

Required for all new and remodeling construction within city limits.

agency note:
TDD: (510) 981-7474

applies to:
Dentistry

City of Berkeley
Planning and Development Department
Building and Safety
2120 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Phone: 510-981-7500
Fax: 510-981-7505
website
For Office Locations... 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.

agency note:
TDD: (510) 981-7250

applies to:
Dentistry

City of Berkeley
Finance Department
1947 Center Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Phone: 510-981-7200
Fax: 510-981-7210
website
For Office Locations... application
Hazardous Materials / Waste Management Program
city

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:
TDD: (510) 981-7474

applies to:
Dentistry

CUPA (Certified Unified Program Agency): City of Berkeley
Planning and Development Department
Berkeley City Toxics Management Division
2118 Milvia Street
Suite 300
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Phone: 510-981-7460
Fax: 510-981-7470
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

County of Alameda
Alameda County Clerk Recorder
Fictitious Business Name
1106 Madison Street
Oakland, CA, 94607
Phone: 510-272-6362
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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 Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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 Office Locations... application
Additional Office Permit
state

Additional dental practices require this permit


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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 Office Locations... application
Clinic Permit
state

Licensed non-profit community clinics, free clinics, surgical clinics, or multi-speciality clinics which purchase drugs at wholesale for administration or dispensing, under the direction of a physician, to patients registered for care at the clinic. A clinic must first be licensed with the State Department of Health Services to qualify for a permit with the Board of Pharmacy.


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Pharmacy
1625 N Market Blvd., N219
Sacramento, CA, 95834
Phone: 916-574-7990
Fax: 916-574-8617
website
For Office Locations... application
Conscious Sedation Permit
state

Permit is required by dentists wishing to practice conscious sedation


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 916-657-5448
website
For Office Locations... application
Dental License
state

Graduation from approved U.S. dental school


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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 Office Locations... application
Facility Licensing and Certification
state

Licensing and certification of health care facilities and providers such as General Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Clinics.

agency note:
Licenses different types of health care facilities and providers so they can legally do business in California. Certifies to the federal government health care facilities and providers that are eligible for payments under the Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) programs

applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Public Health
Licensing and Certification Program
12440 E. Imperial Highway, Room 522
Norwalk, CA, 90650
Phone: 562-345-6884
Fax: 562-409-5096
website
For Office Locations... application
Fictitious Name Permit (Dental Practices)
state

Permit is required by dentists wishing to practice under a name that is not their given or surname


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... application
General Anesthesia Permit
state

Permit is required by dentists wishing to practice general anesthesia.


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... application
Industrial Activities Storm Water General Permit
state

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. CAS000001 includes waste discharge requirements for discharges of storm water associated with industrial activities, excluding construction activities.


applies to:
Dentistry

Cal/EPA
Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 916-341-5455
website
For Office Locations... application
Medical Waste Generator Registration and Treatment/Transfer Station Permitting
state

Medical wastes include sharps and biohazardous waste from the diagnosis, treatment, immunization, or research of human beings or animals, the production or testing of biologicals, or regulated waste from a trauma scene waste management practitioner

agency note:
Large quantity generators (LQGs)(>200 lbs./mo) and small quantity generators (SQGs) (<200 lbs./mo) of medical wastes are registered with the Department. Facilities treating medical waste or serving as medical waste or transfer station are registered and permitted by the Department. Medical waste haulers are DTSC-registered hazardous waste transporters which must also register with the Department. Click on Medical Waste Management Program's web site to locate the enforcing agency for medical waste management program in your area.

applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Public Health
Medical Waste Management Program
PO Box 997377, MS 0500
Sacramento, CA, 95899
Phone: 916-558-1784
website
For Office Locations... application
Mobile Dental Clinic
state

Permit is required by dentists wishing to operate a mobile dental clinic.


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Department of Industrial Relations
Cal/OSHA
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 510-286-7000
Fax: 510-286-7037
website
For Office Locations... application
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Permit
state

Physicians and surgeons who possess a license to practice dentistry in other states, but do not hold a California dental license must obtain this permit


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... application
Radiation Source Registration
state

Those possessing radiation-emitting machines or devices containing radioactive material. Examples include physicians, dentists, hospitals, and industrial plants.

agency note:
Mailing address: P.O. Box 997414, MS 7610 Sacramento, CA 95899

applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Public Health
Radiologic Health Branch
PO Box 997377, MS 0500
Sacramento, CA, 95899
Phone: 916-558-1784
website
For Office Locations... application
Registered Dental Assistant
state

Graduation from Board-approved dental assistant program or 18 months on-the-job training as a dental assistant for a California licensed dentist.


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 877-729-7789
Fax: 916-263-2140
website
For Office Locations... application
Registered Dental Hygienist
state

Graduation from Board-approved dental hygiene program


applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Consumer Affairs
Dental Hygiene Committee of CA
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1050
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Phone: 916-263-1978
Fax: 916-263-2688
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Employment Development Department
Employment Tax Customer Service Office
P.O. Box 2068
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95741
Phone: 888-745-3886
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Sales/Use Tax Division
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA, 94279
Phone: 800-400-7115
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Generator Information Services
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 800-728-6942
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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

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


applies to:
Dentistry

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 Office Locations... application
Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR's)
state

Any facility or activity that discharges, or proposes to discharge, waste that may affect groundwater quality or from which waste may be discharged in a diffused manner (e.g., erosion from soil disturbance) must first obtain waste discharge requirements


applies to:
Dentistry

Cal/EPA
Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 916-341-5455
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Phone: 415-703-5020
website
For Office Locations... application
X-Ray Certification
state

Required for persons to take x-rays working in hospitals, laboratories, private offices, x-ray laboratories, technical and medical schools

agency note:
Mailing address: P.O. Box 997414, MS 7610 Sacramento, CA 95899

applies to:
Dentistry

Department of Public Health
Radiologic Health Branch
PO Box 997377, MS 0500
Sacramento, CA, 95899
Phone: 916-558-1784
website
For Office Locations... application
Controlled Substances Registration
federal

All businesses which manufacture, handle, store, transport, or distribute controlled drugs, all health professionals entitled to dispense, administer or prescribe them, and all pharmacies entitled to fill prescriptions must register. Registants must comply with a series of regulatory requirements related to drug security, records accountability, and adherence to standards.


applies to:
Dentistry

U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Diversion Control, Registration Unit
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA, 22152
Phone: 800-882-9539
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

U.S. Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
1301 Clay Street, 110S
Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: 800-829-4933
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
San Francisco Field Office
444 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: 800-375-5283
website
For Office Locations... 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:
Dentistry

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:
Dentistry

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:
Dentistry

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:
Dentistry

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