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Class A — Retail Sales

Sale of goods, wares, or merchandise for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business, including restaurants and peddlers.

Class B — Grocers

The retailing of perishable and non-perishable food type items, such as, but not limited to meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, nuts, bread, dairy products, non-alcoholic beverages, etc., from a fixed location.

Class C — Auto Sales and Manufacturing

(1) The selling of new or used motor vehicles at wholesale or retail.

(2) Manufacturing or processing any goods, wares, merchandise, articles or commodities at a location within or outside of the City of Richmond and selling such items at retail and/or wholesale in the City of Richmond; may deduct the value of raw materials actually used from their calculation of annual gross receipts; only the value of raw materials actually used during the same time period as the time period used to calculate the person's annual gross receipts may be deducted.

Class D — Recreation and Entertainment

Providing entertainment, recreation or amusement, including but not limited to: theatrical or musical entertainment, all shows or exhibits, exhibiting motion pictures, athletic clubs, sports and athletic exhibitions or contests, pools or billiard rooms, bowling alleys, golf courses, circuses or penny arcades.

Class E — Hotel/Motel

Providing short-term lodging in facilities known as hotels, motor hotels resort hotels, and motels that may offer food and beverage services, recreational services, conference rooms, convention services, laundry services, parking, and other services; also includes offering all or portion of a residential building or structure for short-term dwelling, sleeping or lodging for example, by offering a bedroom, home, or other living space on a third-party platform for short-term residential use.

Class F — Construction Contractor

A person who conducts or carries on a business that is licensed as a contractor by the state of California and who undertakes to, or offers to undertake to, or purports to have the capacity to undertake to, or submits bids to or does themselves or by or through others construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation, or another structure project, development or improvement or to do any part thereof, including the erection of scaffolding or other structures or works in connection therewith.

Class G — Business and Personal Services

Any business providing services such as but not limited to website hosting, internet and data exchange, repairs or improvements to or on real and personal property, renting or leasing personal property to businesses or persons, packaging, transhipping, storing, or providing services to persons such as but not limited to, laundries, cleaning and dyeing, shoe repair, barber and beauty shops, nail and skincare services, photographic studios, parking lots, and garages, and title guarantee companies. Includes warehouses — added by the City Council, with no definition given.

Class H — Professional/Semi-Professional

Business management services, website development services, finance services, insurance services, real estate services, medical and other health services, educational services, legal engineering and architectural services, accounting/auditing/bookkeeping services, commission merchants, conducting/managing/carrying on a business of furnishing reports on persons to insurance companies for underwriting purposes, or furnishing reports on persons to mercantile concerns as a basis for extending credit savings and loan and other financial institutions, conducting/managing/carrying on the business of lending money or advancing credit or arranging for the loan of money or the advancing of credit as principal or agent, where the obligation to repay the money lent or debt incurred or to compensate for the advance of credit is secured by a lien on real property, or some interest in real property, unless such business is exempt therefrom by law; software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.

Class I — Administrative Headquarters

Based on payroll, not gross receipts; a location where the principal business transacted consists of providing administrative or management related services such as, but not limited to, recordkeeping, data processing, research, advertising, public relations, personnel administration, legal, and corporate headquarters services to other locations where the operations of the same business are conducted which lead more directly to the production of gross receipts.

Class J — Miscellaneous

Any business activity not otherwise defined.