Business Licenses

data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 1 Aug 2017

Registered businesses in the City of Berkeley with business license records

Tags: business licenses, registered businesses, active licenses, active businesses, renewed licenses

This dataset has the following 23 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
APNapntextAPN is the acronym for “Assessor’s Parcel Number”. Note, “Z”s in this field represent a business that is not physically located in the City of Berkeley.
Minority_Ownedminority_ownedtextIndicates whether business is minority owned
Female_Ownedfemale_ownedtextIndicates whether business is female owned
RecordIDrecordidtextLicense number, unique
BusDescbusdesctextDetailed description of type of work performed
B1_PER_SUB_TYPEb1_per_sub_typetextRecord type for internal classification
DBAdbatextDBA is the acronym for “Doing Business As” the commonly known business name.
NAICSnaicstextThe North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Further information can be found at the US Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.
Tax_Codetax_codetextA new Business License application must reflect an accurate classification of the business activity, and your annual BLT renewal payment is based on the corresponding rate (based on gross receipts, rents, or other business-specific income). Current list of classifications and tax rates is listed here: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Finance/Home/Business_Licenses__Classifications___Tax_Rates.aspx.
Employee_Numemployee_numnumberNumber of Employees
Bus_Own_Typebus_own_typetextType of business ownership structure (i.e. corporation, LLC, sole ownership, etc)
B1_BUSINESS_NAMEb1_business_nametextName of Business
B1_ADDRESS1b1_address1textBusiness Contact Address Line 1
B1_ADDRESS2b1_address2textBusiness Contact Address Line 2
B1_CITYb1_citytextBusiness Contact City
B1_STATEb1_statetextBusiness Contact State
B1_ZIPb1_ziptextBusiness Contact Zip
B1_CONTACT_TYPEb1_contact_typetextBusiness Contact Type (i.e. owner, co-owner, etc)
B1_FULL_ADDRESSb1_full_addresstextBusiness Physical Street Address of Business in Berkeley (if 0 Various then business is located elsewhere but operates in Berkeley without a physical location, i.e. contractor, etc).
B1_SITUS_CITYb1_situs_citytextBusiness Physical City "BERKELEY", used for mapping
B1_SITUS_STATEb1_situs_statetextBusiness Physical State "CA", used for mapping
B1_SITUS_ZIPb1_situs_zipnumberBusiness Physical Zip
Business_Locationbusiness_locationlocationLocation of Business in Berkeley (if 0 Various then business is located elsewhere but operates in Berkeley without a physical location, i.e. contractor, etc).