At its Sept. 25 meeting, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance amending the County Code relating to general business license fees
for Veterans. The approved amendment will provide eligible Veterans a fee waiver of 100 percent on general business licensing fees.
As a way to recognize eligible veterans that operate service-related businesses, the Board of Supervisors passed Sacramento County Code (SCC) 4.06.072 in 2007. SCC 4.06.072 provides eligible veterans a fee waiver of 50 percent on general business license issuance and renewal fees.
“We’re adopting this ordinance to honor and support our local veterans” said District 3 Supervisor and Board Chair Susan Peters. “Veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our country, and this is one way we can acknowledge their dedication and service.”
To be eligible for this fee waiver, an individual must be a Veteran of the armed services, who has been honorably discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions from any branch of the United States military. The Tax and License Collector may require documentation as proof of military service and honorable discharge or release status to verify applicant eligibility.
During the FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget Hearings
, the Board elected to make a line item appropriation of $24,585 to fund a 50 percent reduction in General Business License fees. Since the enhancement provides a 100 percent fee waiver an additional $24,585 will be needed for a total General Fund cost of approximately $49,170, annually. An Appropriation Adjustment Request will be submitted after the adopted ordinance takes effect to reflect the additional line item appropriation.