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 Department can be reached at 831-768-3050.

The following forms are available:
  • 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)
  • Business License Application Form (PDF)

Economic Development


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