Business License Information

Opening a Business in Larkspur

The City of Larkspur welcomes your interest in establishing a business in our community. Please be advised that under Chapter 5.24.010 of the Larkspur Municipal Code, you are required to maintain a valid Business License with the City of Larkspur. Note that various areas of Greenbrae, including business and residential addresses, are under the City of Larkspur’s jurisdiction.

To obtain a Business License, complete the appropriate Business License Application for your type of business and submit with a check payable to the City of Larkspur for the license tax. If you are operating the business out of your home, also complete a Home Occupation Questionnaire and include the Home Occupation Review Fee.

If you are seeking to renew your license for 2016 or apply for a new license:

The City of Larkspur has partnered with MuniServices to provide business license services.  You have several options for renewing or filing your license.

You may file online:


You may file by mail or in person with the forms below.  The file by mail address is on the form.  To file in person, you are encouraged to bring your completed form and payment to City Hall.

For most businesses, filing directly with MuniServices, either online or by mail, will be the easiest and most efficient way to receive your license.

The links below will take you to forms MuniSerivces has created for the various business licenses issued by the City of Larkspur.  The forms are on a website operated by Revenue Discovery Systems.  MuniServices and RDS are part of the same family of companies that support local governments around the country with various administration services.

We have started a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.  All other questions can be directed to (866) 240-3665.

Business License Forms and Applications

(new applicants and renewals use the same form)


All contractors and subcontractors working in Larkspur and the incorporated parts of Greenbrae must have a current Business License with the City of Larkspur.

Important Note

The City of Larkspur reserves the right to determine the appropriate business license classification based on Larkspur Municipal Code. For assistance with all business license questions, including selecting and completing an application, please (866) 240-3665.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Businesses can contribute to storm drain pollution mainly through improper use of cleanup practices that allow wastes such as food particles, oil and grease, paint, pesticides and/or cleaning products to flow into the street, storm gutter, or storm drain.

For important information on how to prevent such pollution, please see Stormwater Info.