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Federal Resources
How The U.S. Government is Organized
3 Branches of U.S. Government

Contact Your Federal Government

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments & Agencies
U.S. Government, by Topic
Contact U.S. Congress & the White House

You can send an e-mail to your elected officials using the websites for theU.S. House of Representatives or theU.S. Senate . If you don’t know how to find the website of your Representative or Senator, here’s how to find it:

1. Identify Your Representatives in the U.S. Congress
Find your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives using your Zip code.
Here’s a list of Representatives by State.
Here’s a list of Representatives by State.

2. Visit Your Representative’s Website
Click the name of the elected official you want to contact. This will take you to their website.

3. Type Your Message
Look for the “Contact” link on the website, and click on it to find a web form to send your message.

California State Resources
California Business Connected Project The California Business Connect Project will increase efficiencies and allow readily available access to Secretary of State Records.

Voting in California
Voter Bill of Rights
News & Notices: Get the latest information about changes affecting business conducted with the Business Programs Division. Customer Alerts: Get the latest information about confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California, and what you can do if you have been a victim of a scam.
The Secretary of State’s office maintains registration and all updates of California state trademarks & service marks List of Digital Signature Certificate Authorities
California Roster 2014
California Regulation

The Political Reform Division, Secretary of State, is located at: 1500 – 11th Street, Room 495, Sacramento, CA 95814, phone (916) 653-6224. For more detailed information on directions or office hours, visit our Contact Information Page

The Political Reform Audit Program of the California Franchise Tax Boardconducts audits of selected state and local candidates and campaign committees. The Audit Program also conducts audits of selected lobbying firms and lobbyist employers registered with the Secretary of State.

Stanislaus County Resources
Doing Business:
Find out how to get your business started here in Stanislaus County.

Starting a Business: Starting your own Company? Research the licenses and permits you need to get your business up and running in Stanislaus County.

Doing Business with the County: What to know about doing business with Stanislaus County.

Permits, Licenses, & Taxes: Find out about building or development permits, liquor licenses, and property taxes here.

Business Records, Registrations & Certifications: Register your business, and get information on certification requirements.

Property Tax Division
New Business Licenses are handled by the Property Taxes division of the Treasurer Tax Collector Department, located at 1010 10th St., 2nd floor, Modesto, CA 95354.

You may contact us at (209) 525-6388 for any questions regarding new business licenses. Business License Applications and instructions (requirements) are available on the internet.

County Recorder Search
This site allows you to research the Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder’s Office Indexes for Official Records and Fictitious Business Name Statements. You may also order copies of Official Records.
​Title: Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors

The County is divided into five Supervisorial Districts and each Supervisor is elected by the constituents within the district. The Board of Supervisors has both legislative and administrative duties and responsibilities. Click here to learn more.

Receive an email when newest agenda is available.

View live or on-demand video of the Board of Supervisors meetings.

City of Modesto Resources
Business & Economic Development
The primary focus of the Business Development Program is creating new jobs. This Program works to attract out-of-area businesses to Modesto. In addition, the Program encourages expansion of local businesses in Modesto.
Visit the Economic Development Website
•Business Retention
By addressing local business concerns and needs the Division keeps local businesses in Modesto and encourages business expansion.

•Business Park Development
Business Parks are an essential component of Economic Development. The Division is currently assisting with the development of several new Business Parks in Modesto.
More information…

Through selective marketing mediums, the Division promotes Modesto as a prime location for any business looking to relocate or expand.

Redevelopment assists our community by reversing deteriorating economic trends and remedy blight by investing in development projects that would otherwise be economically unfeasible.
Visit the Redevelopment Agency Website

Community & Economic Development Forms

Building Safety & Neighborhood Preservation Unit


All Department Forms

Department Fee Schedules

Traffic Engineering Forms

Infrastructure Financing Program Forms

Business Assistance

Economic Incentives – Enterprise Zone, Deferral Program, and Economic Incentive Program

Local Resources – links to local agencies and organizations that provide workforce development and job training services

State Resources – links to state agencies and organizations that provide valuable information for locating or expanding a business in California

New Business – Contact and resource information to assist in starting a business in Modesto.

Business Listings – a list of new business and established businesses in Modesto

Commercial Real Estate – link to LoopNet.com which provides commercial real estate broker information

Small Business Loans – Information on business loan assistance

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Advocacy Resources
Here’s everything you need to take action. We’ve put together a fast and easy-to-use set of advocacy tools to help you make a difference.

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