Business License

Required for any person or entity doing business or carrying on a trade within the city limits. agency note: Additional information for Home-Based Businesses can be obtained from the City of Ontario’s website (http://www. ci. ontario. ca. us/back-ups/home_based_business. htm) applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information City of Ontario Finance Department Business Licenses 303 East ‘B’ Street Ontario, CA, 91762 Phone: 909-395-2022 Fax: 909-395-2051 website Fire Prevention Information/Inspection.

All businesses are inspected annually to ensure conformance with the uniform fire code. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information City of Ontario Fire Department 425 East B Street Ontario, CA, 91761 Phone: 909-395-2002 website Fictitious Name Filing county A Fictitious Business Name is required when the business name does not include the surname of the individual owner(s) and each of the partners; or the business name suggests the existance of additional owners; or the nature of the business in not clearly evident by the name of the business.

For example Bill Smith and Sons Plumbing would require a FBN because the name implies additional owners, Bill Smith Plumbing does not require a FBN. Bill Smith Industries would require a FBN because it does not identify the nature of the business. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information County of San Bernardino Auditor/Controller-Recorder Fictitious Business Name Filing 222 West Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA, 92415-0022 Phone: 909-386-8970 website Notification to Assessor of Business Activity county.

Businesses are required to notify the County Assessor’s Office of new business activities. agency note: Anyone operating a business from their home in an unincorporated area needs to contact: Code Enforcement Division 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor, San Bernardino, California 92415 Phone (909) 387-4044 applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information County of San Bernardino San Bernardino County Assessors Office Personal Property 172 W. Third St. San Bernardino, CA, 92415-0310 Phone: 909-387-8307 Fax: 909-387-6781 website.

Occupational Safety and Health Information state Businesses with employees must prepare an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. The state provides a no-fee consultation service to assist employers with preventing unsafe working conditions and workplace hazards. agency note: Employers with one or more employees must comply with Titlt 8, California Code of Regulations. Certain permits/licenses/certifications may be required for compliance with health & safety standards, general industrial safety orders, carcinogen regulations, and construction safety orders (I. e., excavation, trenching, asbestos related work, crane/derrick operations, air/liquid petroleum gas tanks, etc. ).

In addition, Cal/OSHA offers injury prevention programs, trainings, and hazard identification at your work site. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information Department of Industrial Relations Cal/OSHA Consultation Services 464 West 4th Street, Suite 339 San Bernardino, CA, 92401 Phone: 909-383-4567 website Sales & Use Permit (Seller’s Permit) state All businesses selling or leasing tangible property must obtain a Seller’s Permit. agency note:

For Additional information about RESALE CERTIFICATE go to this website: www. boe. ca. gov/sutax/faqresale. htm applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information State Board of Equalization Sales/ Use Tax Division CA Phone: 1-800-400-7115 website For Office Locations… application State Income Tax Information state Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information Franchise Tax Board.

464 West 4th Street, Room 454 San Bernardino, CA, 92401-1419 Phone: 800-852-5711 website For Office Locations… application State Income Tax Information state Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board. agency note: All businesses are required to submit a Business Income Tax statement annually. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information Franchise Tax Board Business Entities Division P. O. Box 942857 Sacramento, CA, 94257 Phone: 888-635-0494 website Wage/Hour Laws state.

Businesses with employees must comply with laws establishing minimum standards for wages, hours and working conditions. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings, General Business Information Department of Industrial Relations Labor Standards Enforcement http://www. dir. ca. gov. /dlse/DistrictOffices. htm website For Office Locations… application Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR’s) state Any facility or activity that discharges, or proposes to discharge, waste that may affect groundwater quality or from which waste may be discharged in a diffused manner (e.g. , erosion from soil disturbance) must first obtain waste discharge requirements agency note:

For discharges of wastewater other than to a sanitary or industrial sewer, contact the Regional Water Quality Control Board in your Region to determine waste discharge requirements and if the filing of a Report of Waste Discharge is necessary. applies to: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings Cal/EPA Water Resources Control Board 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA, 95814 Phone: 916 341-5254 Fax: 916 341-5252 website For Office Locations…