Business License

A business license is required of all businesses and in-home businesses operating within the city limits, including temporary activities and contractors with offices located outside of the city.  Our business licenses are effective for a fiscal year.  It does not matter when you start your business during the year, it remains effective until June 31st of the same year.  Certain types of businesses require a background check.  The regular business license application is available for download. 

Download a Business License Application

For information on how to register for permits and licenses, learn about programs, and how to file and report correctly, please visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

The CalGold website is a comprehensive website that assists business owners in finding the appropriate permit information for their business. It also provides contract information for the various agencies that administer and issue permits, including those for cities, counties, and various departments. 

For more information or questions regarding your business license application, please contact the City Clerk at (661) 792-3091.