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Franchise Fees

The County of Santa Clara requires that any person or corporation, except those granted special privileges by law of the State of California, that desires to make use of any County street or County highway within the County for the purposes of erecting or installing therein or thereon any facility shall be required to obtain from the County a franchise authorizing such use and pay appropriate fees to the County. For more information, please see the County's Franchises Ordinance Code and the Board of Supervisors Policy 5.9.

For existing corporations with a franchise, please click the link below:


Franchise Fee payments are hosted and managed by HdL Companies. For questions about the online service contact HdL at:

HdL Companies Processing Center
8839 N. Cedar Avenue #212
Fresno, CA 93720
(408) 329-9654


Read the County's Franchises Ordinance.

Read the County's Board of Supervisors Policy 5.9.

Last updated: 3/3/2020 12:01 PM