* This fee includes a $1 state mandated fee on any application for local business license or similar instrument or permit or renewal thereof. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.
2. Residential Parking Permits
On September 15, 2015, the City’s new Residential Parking Program took effect throughout the greater downtown area. Businesses that are registered with the City (see #1) can purchase permits to park within the district boundaries. More information is available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/parking
3. Business Improvement District
If your business is located within the boundaries of the Business Improvement District, it is subject to a mandatory special assessment, which partially funds the activities of the Palo Alto Downtown Business & Professional Association. You should receive an invoice from Muni Services LLC, which administers the assessment on behalf of the City. More information is available at www.cityofpaloalto.org/bida