City of Lakeport, California

Frequently Asked Questions for Business

What happens to my business license if I close my business?

Business licenses are non-transferable.  If you are no longer conducting business in our City, you must contact us to close your business license.  Please send us a note with the business name and the date you closed your business and include your signature.  If the business closes prior to the end of the fiscal year, the owner may obtain a refund that is pro-rated for the balance of the year, provided that a request is made in writing prior to the end of said year.  The refund granted will not be more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the license fee paid.

If you have sold your business, please state the new owners name and the date of transfer in writing and submit it to:
City of Lakeport
225 Park Street
Lakeport, Ca 95453

If you have any questions, please call Business Licensing at (707) 263-5613 ext. 20.



More Business FAQs:

How and when do I renew my business license?

How do I get my sewer lateral certified?

How do I report changes to my business license?

Is there an official list of addresses in the City Limits?

Transient Occupancy Tax: A qualified federal, state, or county officer/employee on official business has requested an exemption from Transient Occupancy Tax. How do I process their exemption?

Transient Occupancy Tax: Can I include the tax in my stated room rate?

Transient Occupancy Tax: How do I calculate the amount of tax due?

Transient Occupancy Tax: How long should I maintain my records?

Transient Occupancy Tax: How often do I need to pay Transient Occupancy Tax?

Transient Occupancy Tax: The last day of the reporting period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday. When is the last day I can pay my Transient Occupancy Tax without penalty?

Transient Occupancy Tax: There has been a change in ownership or a change to other information contained on my registration form, what should I do?

Transient Occupancy Tax: We did not have any guests during the most recent reporting period; we are closed for the season, or all guests stayed over 30 consecutive days. Do we still have to complete a return?

Transient Occupancy Tax: We plan to sell or close the business. What do we need to do?

Transient Occupancy Tax: What is Transient Occupancy Tax?

Transient Occupancy Tax: Where can I get help calculating my tax?

Transient Occupancy Tax: Where do I mail my quarterly return?

Transient Occupancy Tax: Who needs to register for a Transient Occupancy Tax license?

What are the Finance Department hours?

What do I do if my sewer is backing up?

What happens to my business license if I close my business?

What type of work requires a building permit?

What types of business licenses are available?

What workers compensation insurance requirements do I need to be aware of as a contractor, or when hiring a contractor?

When is your billing period?

Where does wastewater go?

Who is required to have a business license?

Why do I have a late fee on my utility bill?

5/27/2017: Memorial Day Parade

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5/28/2017: Westside Community Park 5k Walk & Run

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5/30/2017: Weekly Farmer's Market: Library Park

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6/3/2017: Lakeport Sprint Boat Grand Prix

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6/4/2017: Lakeport Sprint Boat Grand Prix

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