Zoning Clearance for Business License

License Process


Before you submit your business license application, please check with the Planning Division to determine what additional permits may be necessary to establish your business. The Planning Division can be reached at 831-768-3050.

For answers to frequently asked questions concerning the purpose of a Zoning Clearance, please refer to the Planning Division's FAQ page.

The following forms are available:
Different types of business licenses:
  • In Town Business - for business located within the City of Watsonville
  • Out of Town Business - for businesses located outside of Watsonville, but doing business inside city limits (i.e., contractors)

Economic Development


For Economic Development inquiries, please contact Matt Huffaker, Assistant City Manager at 831-768-3010.