Who needs a business license?

Any individual, corporation, sole proprietor, partnership or any entity that wishes to conduct a business within the City of Ventura must secure a business license. City law states that no person shall engage in business or transact and carry on a business, trade, profession, calling, or occupation in the City without having procured a license from the City to do so or without complying with any and all applicable provision of Title 3 of the City ordinance relating to business license. (A separate license is required for each branch or location of business.)        

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1. Who needs a business license?
2. My business is in my home in Ventura but all my work is done outside the City limits - am I required to have a license?
3. I am a contractor and have hired sub-contractors to complete a job - am I required to include them on my business license?
4. If we have more than one location, is a business license required for each location?
5. When can I use a seasonal license?
6. Do I need to get a business license as the new owner of an existing business in the City of Ventura?