New Business

Welcome to Palo Alto! Here are City resources designed to assist you and work with you to get your business open.

Starting or Relocating a Business

The City of Palo Alto participates in the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance. The link will redirect you to the Silicon Valley Prospector, a regional economic development website designed to assist your business site selection, expansion and relocation analysis.

Planning and Development Services

Need to make building improvements or find out information about a parcel, use the following resources:

Business Registration

All businesses located in fixed places of business are required to register with the City by March 31 of each year.

Business Registration

Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City has a minimum wage ordinance.

Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley