Business Assistance Services

The City of Modesto wants  your development and business projects to come to life smoothly and predictably.  Sometimes the next step in moving forward or an answer to a question may not be obvious, and that's where Business Assistance Services come in.

If you are a current or prospective Modesto business, you can get answers and guidance across a range of topics from Business Assistance Services, including:

  • Permits 
  • Fees and Taxes
  • Where to locate your business
  • Business startup
  • Codes
  • Incentives

There is no charge to use Business Assistance Services.  If you have unanswered questions or would just like some helpful guidance, call the Community and Economic Development department 209-571-5566 and ask for Business Assistance Services, or email