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Special Business Types

FAMILY DAY CARE

Family Day Care businesses require several permits depending on their size and whether they are located in a home or a commercial space.  Start with the Planning Division, 11 English Street, Petaluma CA 94952 or email petalumaplanning@cityofpetaluma.org.

Taxi Permit

A permit is required to operate a taxi within the City limits.  Applicants must complete an application, get fingerprinted, and be drug tested by an outside party. Taxi permits are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. This permit takes about two weeks to process and is handled by the Police Department.

Get more info: New Taxi Permit and Taxi Permit Renewal

SOLICITOR/PEDDLER PERMIT

This permit is required for people who move from location to location in the City, selling their goods or services. A background check and proof of other applicable permits/licenses are required.

This permit takes two weeks to process and is valid for 120 days. It is handled by the Police Department.

Get More Info: New Solicitor/Peddler Permit and Solicitor/Peddler Permit Renewal.

MASSAGE REGISTRATION

Massage professionals must register with the Police Department annually and show proof of California Massage Therapy Council certification. Establishments that offer massage services must register with the Police Department annually and may be subject to a fee-based background check or other requirements.

This permit takes about 30 days to process. Learn more here.

COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PERMIT

This permit is required for businesses that incorporate any of the three types of cannabis activities allowed in the City: testing services; product manufacturing (topicals or edibles); or delivery-only retail. This permit must be renewed annually and is handled by the Police Department.

Non-refundable fees are required to apply for the permit and the annual renewal. Refer to the Fees page. This permit takes a minimum of 60 days for review.

Learn more here.

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