All new businesses may be required to do the following:
- Record a Fictitious Business Name
Visit the San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller-Recorder website (http://www.sbcounty.gov/acr/fbninfo.htm) or call (909) 386-8970.
- Obtain Sales Tax (Reseller’s) License
Visit the State Board of Equalization website (www.boe.ca.gov) or call (800) 400- 7115.
- Obtain a City Business License:
Fill out a Business License Application (link here to form) and contact the Business Tax License Section of the Records Department at (760) 255-5123.
- Obtain a Federal or State Employer I.D. Number
Federal-Call Internal Revenue Service at (800) 424-3676 or www.irs.gov
State-Employment Development Department at (888) 745-3886 or www.edd.ca.gov
Are you building a new structure or renovating an existing structure?
Visit the Planning Division or call (760) 255-5152 for the required design reviews and plan checks.
Visit the Building Division or call (760) 255-5159 for building permits, inspections and a Certificate of Occupancy.
Are you establishing a business in an existing building?
Visit the Planning Department website to ensure that your proposed use of the property is allowed in the location you desire or call (760) 255-5152.
Do you need to obtain Environmental Health Permits?
Contact County of San Bernardino-Environmental Health Services at (760) 243- 3773 or (909) 884-4056.
Are you providing temporary lodging to customers?
Contact the Business Tax Section of the City of Barstow at (760) 255-5123 to find out whether you are subject to Transient Occupancy Tax.
Other useful contacts:
Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce www.barstowchamber.com (760) 256-8617
City of Barstow Economic Development Department www.barstowca.org
Barstow Fire District 861 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA (760) 256-2254 www.barstowfire.com