All individuals and businesses doing work within city limits, whether or not they have a physical structure in the city, are required to have a business license. This includes contractors, internet and home-based businesses. Business license holders must display their license in public view at all times.
Non-profits and certain businesses are exempt from paying fees under the Constitution of the United States or under the Constitution or laws of the State of California but must still register with the City. Licenses may be applied for in-person at City Hall during regular business hours.
Additional agencies you may want to contact regarding your business:
Cal-Gold - Business Permits Made Simple
Better Business Bureau - 909.825.7280
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control - 626.256.3241
Industrial Waste Permits - 626.574.0962
Los Angeles County Fire Department - 909.620.2216
Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder - 562.462.2177
Regional Chamber of Commerce – San Gabriel Valley - 909.869.0701
State Board of Equalization - 626.480.7200
State Department of Industrial Relations
- Fire sprinkler systems - 20+ heads - 323.890.4125