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Licenses, Fees, and Taxes

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Admission Tax
Information for event and venue operators that collect, report, and pay Admission Tax on behalf of the City of Santa Cruz

Alcohol Sales Permit Fee
Information about alcohol sales permit fees

Bicycle License
Information on bicycle laws and licensing outlets

Business Licenses and Permits
Information and forms for businesses operating in the City of Santa Cruz

Business Improvement Assessment
Information and forms for Downtown District businesses

Cannabis Business Tax
Information about Cannabis taxes

Parking Deficiency Fees
Information about Parking Deficiency Fees for businesses in the downtown district

Parking Lot Tax
Information and forms for businesses operating private parking facilities

Transient Occupancy Tax
Information for hotel and short-term vacation rental operators that collect, report, and pay Transient Occupancy Tax on behalf of the City of Santa Cruz

Utility Users Tax
Information relating to taxes on public utilities such as phone, water, cable, gas, and electric.

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