Resources

CalGOLD On-line Permit Assistance Tool
CalGOLD is the state's on-line permit assistance tool (www.calgold.ca.gov) 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.

The CalGOLD mobile feature allows users to find necessary permits from both iOS and Android devices. The CalGOLD mobile feature can be found at: http://apps.cta.ca.gov/calgoldmobile/.

GO-Biz Application Forms and Fee Finder
The Application Forms & Fee Finder is a collection of links to application forms and fee information for permits, licenses, and business registrations administered by the State of California.  To use the Application Forms and Fee Finder, click the link to download the PDF listing, and use the “CTRL+F” shortcut to search for your permit, agency, or a keyword.  Please report any broken links to Shannan West at shannan.west@gov.ca.gov

For full contact information for each state agency or for forms used by local municipalities, please consult CalGOLD – www.calgold.ca.gov

PDF Download: GO-Biz Application Forms and Fee Finder

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)

PDF Download: Permit Unit Factsheet (Chinese)