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Announcing: Rancho Cordova Online

The City of Rancho Cordova is excited to launch Rancho Cordova Online! This one-stop system provides a quick and easy way to apply for, renew and pay for licenses online in Rancho Cordova, a community where people live, work, learn and play.

Business License

Apply for, renew and pay for your Business License online! All businesses operating from a fixed location in the city must have a Business License. Includes: General Business License, General Business with Tobacco License, Home-Based Business License, Out of Area Contractor License and Special Business License 


Learn more about Business Licenses

Rental Property License

Apply for, renew and pay for your Rental Property License online! All rental properties in the city (single family, duplex or multi-family) must have a Rental Property License. Each rental property requires a separate license and payment. 

Pet License

Apply for, renew and pay for your Pet License online! Residents in the city may own four dogs or cats per residence and must license each pet. Includes: Service Dog License and Show Pet License


Please note: PetData will no longer be used to process Pet Licenses.

Other Licenses
Apply for, renew and pay your Employee Permit and Fireworks Stand License (available March 1 - second Tuesday of April each year) online!

How to Get Started 

Follow these easy steps to get started in Rancho Cordova Online!

Step 1: Click the blue button below to access Rancho Cordova Online

Step 2: Create an account to use the system. To renew your existing license, you MUST use the same email address currently on file. You will also be able to access your submitted applications and receive renewal reminders.

Step 3: Apply for, renew and pay for your license or permit

Step 4: Share your feedback with the city by clicking here. Your input will help us continue to improve our one-stop system!

Training Resources

View the training resources below for assistance getting started with Rancho Cordova Online.


Following are fees for the licenses that you can apply for or renew through Rancho Cordova Online. You will be able to pay these fees online through the system. Please note there is a 2.5% processing fee for all card transactions online or in person.

General Business License $103 $103
General Business License with Tobacco $321 $321
Home-Based Business License $103 $103
Out of Area Contractor License $103 $103
Special Business License $318, includes $32 background check $286
Rental Property License $85, plus $10 per door housing stock fee $85, plus $10 per door housing stock fee
Employee Permit $213, includes $32 background check $181
Fireworks Stand License $40 N/A

Pet License Fees

LicensE 1 Year 3 Year
Unaltered Pet $150 $450
Spayed/Neutered Pet $15 $45
Senior 65+ with Unaltered Pet $75 $225
Senior 65+ with Spayed/Neutered Pet $7.50 $22.50
Show Animal $50 N/A
Show Animal Senior 65+ $25 N/A
Other Fees  
Replacement Tag $5

Please note, the cost for licensing unaltered or fertile pets is higher than for licensing spayed or neutered pets in order to promote sterilization and to reduce pet overpopulation.


Contact the city at RanchoCordovaOnline@CityofRanchoCordova.org or 916.851.8789.