According to C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County Tax Collector, most businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County are required to have a county business license. Home-based businesses are not exempt from this requirement.
Potential customers like knowing that they are dealing with a licensed business, and can check on line at www.edcgov.us/taxcollector to determine licensing status of a business.
It is easy to apply for a business license online, and the cost for most business licenses is $32 per year.
A typical home-based business can apply and pay for its license online but for those that wish to apply in person the office is located at 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.