Before submitting a request for a Business License Application, please check the address of your business at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website to find out if the location of your business requires licensing by Los Angeles County.
If your business is located in one of the following cities: CITY OF MALIBU, CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, or CITY OF WESTLAKE VILLAGE, please go to the bottom of the page and click "CONTINUE" to proceed with the request.
How to check your business location to see if you need a County Business License.
Step 1: Please go to Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website. Enter the street number and street name where your business is located and click "Submit".
Step 2: This page will show your look up results, select your confirmed address.
Step 3: If your address is located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, "Unincorporated" will show in the list titled "District matching this address".
If the listing for your business location lists UNINCORPORATED, then your business may require a County business license. You may also need to apply through our office if your business location shows one of the following: CITY OF MALIBU, CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, or CITY OF WESTLAKE VILLAGE.
If your business location is in a City other than “UNICORPORATED” or one of the cities listed above, you should contact the City where your business is located.
Step 4: After you confirm that your address is located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County or one of the three cities named above, please click "Continue" at the bottom of this page to proceed with your request for a Business License Application.
If you are still not certain whether your business location falls within the unincorporated area, you may still fill out a request for Business License Application, and we will assist you in checking the address for you.