Permit & License Center
Various permits and licenses are needed when conducting business within the City of Ceres. Permits are needed for building activities, encroachments, and storm water pollution prevention, and various planning activities. Permits are also required for street closures for events such as block parties or parades, and to hold garage sales. A business license is required to conduct a business within the Ceres City limits.
You may find more information regarding the various permits and licenses and download the necessary forms from the categories listed here.
No building or structure regulated by this code shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the Building Official.
Learn how to obtain a business license from the City of Ceres.
The Engineering Division provides permit applications and fee requirements for Encroachment Permits and Water and Sewer Connection Permits.
The City regulates land development with a wide variety of permits. The permits insure that the development conforms to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and insures the project fits into the City and will be an asset to the City.