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If you sell taxable merchandise or provide a taxable service in California, on a temporary basis, you must have a seller’s permit. Wholesalers as well as retailers must have a separate permit for each place of business. (Temporary is understood to mean one month or less.)

This application includes information you need to obtain a permit as well as a brief description of your rights and responsibilities once the permit is obtained. If you have specific questions about information contained in this application, please contact any Board of Equalization office via the link on this page.

How to Obtain a Permit

To obtain a seller's permit, you must complete the application. Directions for completing the application and the application itself can be downloaded as a PDF document.

The State Board of Equalization Information

The State Board of Equalization is pleased to provide the following list of frequently requested publications. Most of these documents are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Before viewing these documents you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Copies of these and other free BOE publications may also be obtained by:

Calling 1-800-400-7115 to have forms mailed to you (leave a message 24 hours a day or talk to a representative during business hours) or,

Using the Board's automated 24 hour fax back service. A list of forms and publications available via fax is available by calling 1-800-400-7115 and following the automated services option or,

State Board of Equalization Web Site  Here you can find and download the Application for a Temporary Seller's Permit in PDF format.

A complete listing of pamphlets and regulations is available .The order forms can be downloaded and printed and mailed to: State Board of Equalization, Supply Unit, 3920 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691 or FAX your order to (916) 372-6078.

The above is provided for INFORMATION ONLY purposes and may not reflect the latest State of California BOE regulations. It is subject to change by the BOE. It is the responsibility of each individual to confirm the regulations as it applies to them and secure a permit on their own.

Note: Non-compliance is NOT an option. The promoter of most events requires us to provide them with copies of all BOE permits, which we must do in order to secure the booth space.


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State BOE Permit
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