Home-based businesses have become increasingly popular. People looking for flexible lifestyles or just to work from home can usually set up these businesses easily. While in many cities including Los Angeles and New York, only standard business licensing requirements apply, numerous cities and counties require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
The Golden State’s capitol is surprisingly thin on local regulation and licensing requirements. Sacramento largely defers to the rules of the resident state government. However, the County of Sacramento has a number of clear and strict policies regarding public health and the environment. Additionally, both local governments make paperwork clear, straightforward and easy. In a city literally filled with bureaucracy, residents can enjoy some streamlined government. Besides providing government to California, Sacramento is home to the agriculture and aerospace industries and houses several significant companies: Sutter Health, Blue Diamond Growers, Aerojet, Teichert, and The McClatchy Company.