CalGOLD On-line Permit Assistance Tool
CalGOLD is the state's on-line permit assistance tool ( that provides local, state, and federal permit information for businesses. The on-line tool provides webpage links, application forms, and contact information for the various agencies that administer and issue these permits. For permits and registrations administered by the State of California, CalGOLD includes a Forms and Fee Finder with direct links to applications and fee information.

The CalGOLD mobile feature allows users to find necessary permits from both iOS and Android devices. The CalGOLD mobile feature can be found at:

Business Assistance Resource Guide for Environmental Permitting

The Business Assistance Resource Guide for Environmental Permitting serves as a comprehensive source of contact information for environmental regulators throughout the state. This guide provides contact information for offices, ombudsman, business assistance liaisons, and compliance specialists across the state. The guide is meant to serve as a quick reference tool to assist businesses in finding information on business assistance contacts. Users of this guide should contact local agencies first. 

PDF Download: Business Assistance Resource Guide for Environmental Permitting

Business Relocation Checklist
If your business is relocating within California, use this checklist to make sure your contact information is up to date with the necessary government agencies.

PDF Download: Business Relocation Checklist.pdf

Permit Unit Factsheet
Describes the services the permit assistance unit offers, including CalGOLD, the online permit assistance tool for businesses. A great resource for anyone looking to start a business!

PDF Download: Permit Unit Factsheet (English)

PDF Download: Permit Unit Factsheet (Spanish)