On June 17, 2003, the Merced County Board of Supervisors approved a Business License Ordinance requiring businesses either located within and/or conducting business in the unincorporated areas of the County to obtain a Merced County Business License.
Prior to the filing of an application for a business license, all applicants must meet and/or comply with other state and local laws and/or requirements pertinent to other county departments.
Business License Application
All businesses either physically located and/or conducting business within the unincorporated areas of Merced County are to complete a business license application and remit with the appropriate fee to:
Attn: Business Licenses
Merced County Community and Economic Development Department
2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340
Businesses physically located within the unincorporated areas are required to submit with their business license application, a business operational statement.
Most businesses must meet local, state and federal regulations governing business activities. If you are interested in starting a business or expanding your business within the unincorporated areas of Merced County, please contact the Merced County Community and Economic Development Department at (209) 385-7686, for information regarding local regulations, processes and procedures.