Business Tax Certificates must be renewed by January 31st and July 31st and become delinquent on February 1st and August 1st.
The City mails a Declaration of Gross Receipts form every year in March. This form must be returned to our office by April 30th. If this form is received after April 30th you will be charged an administrative fee and billed the maximum tax on the next billing cycle. This administrative fee will not be waived for any reason. To have the maximum tax reduced, you will need to provide your gross receipt information.
All renewal mailing and notifications are done as a courtesy, and it is your responsibility as the business owner to renew your Business Tax Certificate when it expires. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
The City does not provide this service. You can call the store that owns the cart and ask them to pick it up.
Contact the Downtown Visalians at (559) 732-7737.
Contact the Planning Dept at (559) 713-4359 for information and details.
A sign is allowed to be up in your yard only.
Yes. Contact the Business Tax Division at (559) 713-4326. You also need to apply for a home occupation permit with the Planning Division at (559) 713-4359.
No permit is required. Only two (2) yard/garage sales are allowed per year for a maximum of three (3) days each.
Contact the Planning Division at (559) 713-4359 for information and details.
Applications may be sumitted in person, by mail or my email.
Contact the Purchasing Dept. at (559) 713-4333.
Business tax is not transferred but is closed and a new business tax started. Contact the Business Tax Division at (559) 713-4326.
There are different taxes for each category of business. For more information about business licensing and a complete fee schedule visit the web at: Business Tax or stop in the office at, 315 E. Acequia, (559) 713-4326
City surplus goods are sold through the Tulare County Purchasing Dept. Contact (559) 733-6286.
Varies depending on the event, for Special Event requirements contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (559) 713-7536
Contact the Business Tax Division at (559) 713-4326 and or Contact event organizer or the Parks & Recreation Department Special Event Coordinator at (559) 713-4365.
Maintaining the sidewalks, curbs and gutters and drive approaches within the City of Visalia is the sole responsibility of the property owner on whose property the damaged concrete improvements reside. Those areas are right of way access for the public and are required to be maintained in a safe condition so pedestrians (including handicapped with walkers, wheel chairs etc.) can safely pass by. For additional information please call the Public Works Customer Service line at 713-4428.
You must notify us of your business close date. Non-payment of fees does not automatically close your account.
Contact the Planning Division at (559) 713-4359.
The Chief Building Official issues a Certificate of Occupancy to certify that a new commercial building has met and satisfied all required City code inspections and is approved for occupancy.
The City of Visalia Business Tax Division bills semi-annually, so the licensing period is January-June and July-December. The City does not prorate. Certificates expire on January 31st and June 30th of each year.
A City Business Tax Certificate is required; however it is a tax not a license to operate. Requirements from other regulatory agencies may be needed and is recommended to receive approval prior to applying for a Business Tax Certificate. Visit the web at: Business Tax or contact the Business Tax Division at 315 E. Acequia, (559) 713-4326.
The City of Visalia does not have any programs for minority or women owned businesses.
Contact the Visalia Police Dept. at (559) 713-4222. Fees are $60.