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Nevada City to Modernize Business Licenses

It may eventually be costing a little bit more to own and operate a business in Nevada City. To run a business in most places, you need a business license, and City Manager Mark Prestwich says Nevada City is going to be looking at making some changes to the way their business license system works…

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Prestwich says the current law is also very old, and needs to be modernized…

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Prestwich says there’s a wide variety of different rates–some as low as ten dollars, and the law allows for quarterly payments, which means a lot of time and effort is going in to tracking payments for as low as two dollars and fifty cents. Prestwich says that part could be streamlined. As for the rates themselves, Prestwich says they aren’t at the point of discussing an increase, but there hasn’t been one in a long time…

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Prestwich says a typical business license in Nevada City is about 100 to 150 dollars a year, Grass Valley averages over 375 dollars, and large businesses in big cities can pay thousands of dolalrs in business license taxes. The City Council could begin discussing the issue next month.

1 Comment

May 26, 2015


that reminds me I paid for their silly useless license last fall and I still haven't received it. I think it is silly that you have to have a license in the first place since it does nothing for you, however it is a misdemeanor if you don't have one.

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