Business Licenses





 New Business License
Single Day Vendor License
Renewing Current Business License


Operating a business in the City requires a valid Business License and compliance with the City's Municipal Code, including the Zoning Code and the City's Sign Ordinance. The Business License covers the calendar year from January 1 through December 31.  

Mandatory State Fee (SB 1186): Government Code Section 4467(a) requires that effective January 1, 2018, and until December 31, 2023, the one-dollar ($1) additional fee is increased to four-dollars ($4) on all business license applications and renewals, to fund increased certified access specialist (CASp) services in that jurisdiction and to facilitate compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements. The fees shall also be used to establish and maintain oversight of the CASp program and to moderate the expense of CASp certification and testing.
Required Disclosure: Section 4469: Under "federal and state law", compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and compliance with disability access laws at the following agencies:
APPROVED CERTIFICATES ARE MAILED TO THE BUSINESS OWNER WITHIN TWO WEEKS FROM RECEIPT.  For more information or to answer any questions about business license, please contact our Business License Specialist at (951) 244-2955. 
Required Disclosure: While obtaining a Business Tax Certificate is required to operate a business in the City, it does not permit a business otherwise prohibited; and the use of the term “License” when describing the business license program is not an authorization to operate the business or an indication that the business is regulated by the City.  Possession of the Business Tax Certificate is proof that the appropriate Business License Tax has been paid and that the business has agreed to operate lawfully.