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Yes, you do need a separate license if you are planning to do business in the City of Paso Robles.
A County of San Luis Obispo business license is only good in unincorporated areas, such as Templeton, Creston and Shandon. It does not allow you to operate in the City of Paso Robles.
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If you are charging a fee for a service, you are considered to be in business and would need a business license, whether or not you have a fixed place of business or are working out of your home. Even if you rent space from an established business, such services include:
If you sell merchandise, either retail or wholesale, whether from your home, a commercial business location, or come into the city from outside of the city limits of Paso Robles to conduct sales, you need a business license.
It’s simple to obtain a business license. You may either download the Business License Application (PDF) or pick up the form from Administrative Services, located at 821 Pine Street. Learn more about obtaining a new business license.
Each incorporated city has its own regulations and you should contact each about their requirements. However, as an example, if you have a valid business license for City of Atascadero, you would also need one for Paso Robles.