This section is for the most basic information, including the business name, owner’s name, type of business, contact information, business start date, and number of employees. Have your federal tax ID and state seller’s permit on hand.
This section is a description of your primary and secondary business activities. If you have a store that sells handcrafted goods and offers paid crafting classes, for example, you might list those as your primary and secondary activities.
Unlike the business information section, this section is strictly about you, the business owner. You’ll need to provide your name and personal information (phone, email, social security number), as well as the type and license number of any relevant professional licenses you hold.
Certain business activities require a police permit to conduct in San Diego. In this section, you’ll be given a list of activities and industries; check any that apply, whether your business already does it or you plan to do it in the future.
Any business activities involving the storage, handling or use of hazardous substances require approval from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Again, you’ll be given a list of activities; check any that apply, whether your business already does it or you plan to do it in the future.