How Does One Apply for a California Wholesaler's License?

Apply for a California seller's permit online through the California Board of Equalization, or visit one of their local offices. This license is required for both wholesalers and retailers.

To apply for a seller's permit, fill out an application online through the California Board of Equalization's office. According to its website, it is necessary to have several pieces of information available before beginning the registration process. These include name, phone number, email address, tax information and bank information.

There is no fee for sellers' permits. However, it is sometimes required that the seller pay a security deposit against any potentially unpaid taxes after the business closes. The security deposit owed is determined when the seller applies for the permit.