Business Resources

State Agencies & Programs


CalGOLD (California Government: On-Line to Desktops)
Provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.

Department of Financial Institutions
Information relating to credit unions, industrial loan companies, banks, savings and loan associations or savings banks.

Department of Corporations
Responsible for the regulation of securities, franchises, off-exchange commodities, investment and financial services, independent escrows, consumer and commercial finance lending, and residential mortgage lending.

Franchise Tax Board
Information relating to franchise tax requirements, penalties and suspensions/forfeitures.

State Board of Equalization
Information relating to sales or use tax liability, special taxes and fees, property tax administration, and franchise and income tax appeals.

Employment Development Department
Information relating to unemployment insurance, disability insurance and employment tax.

Department of Consumer Affairs
Information relating to licensing requirements at the state level for specific business entities.

Department of Insurance
Information relating to requirements for insurance companies, agents and brokers.

State Bar of California Office of Certification
Information relating to registration of law corporations and limited liability partnerships.

Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Information relating to worker’s compensation requirements.

Department of Justice, Registry of Charitable Trusts
Information relating to charitable trusts and public benefit corporations.

Tax Information Center
Information relating to income, payroll, sales and use tax for businesses.

CalBIS (California Business Investment Services)
Provides tailored site selection and investment counseling services for businesses, real-estate executives, and site selection consultants considering California for new business investment and expansion.

California Chambers of Commerce
Provides links to the websites of California Chambers of Commerce.