Frequently Asked Questions
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You can review a selection of realtors with this online directory from Shop Local Novato.
You can research and review available real estate in the Search Available Space section of our site.
The Marin Small Business Development Center is a good resource for advice, tools and access to sources of capital.
Yes, if your business will employ workers, withhold taxes, or operate as a corporation or partnership, you will require an Employee Identification Number (EID), sometimes referred to as a business tax ID number.
Yes, if you intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail, you will need a Seller’s Permit. You can obtain one here.
Any name used other than your own name (i.e., John Doe, Consulting) must be filed with the Marin County Clerk’s office.
All food service businesses must be licensed by the County of Marin Environmental Health Services. If you plan to serve or sell alcoholic beverages, a license is needed from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and a Use Permit is required from the Planning Division.
Any business construction or remodeling may require a building permit. If you plan to put up or change a sign, a sign permit may be required.