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Important Application Information

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR A COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSE

The Los Angeles County Business License program is regulation-based and requires licenses for those business activities that may impact the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

  • See list of business activities that require a license.
  • If your business activity is listed, you must obtain a business license before you can operate. Failure to obtain a Business License is a misdemeanor.
  • Verify the jurisdiction where your business is located. A County Business License is required only if your business is located in the County's unincorporated area or in one of the following contracted cities: Malibu, Santa Clarita, and Westlake Village.
  • Review Los Angeles County Code, Title 7 - Business License
  • If you are unsure if your business is located in an area licensed by the County, you can check your business address on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website for verification.
    -OR-
    Contact the Business License Office at (213) 974 - 2011, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY FOR A COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSE

  • Applications may be filed in person at any of the three Business License Offices of the Treasurer and Tax Collector. For your convenience, the locations and hours of operation of each Business License Office are listed below:

    Main Office

    225 N. Hill St., Room 109
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Phone: (213) 974-2011
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Days: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/ Fri
    Lancaster

    335A East Avenue K-6
    Lancaster, CA 93535
    Phone: (661) 723-4492
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Days: Tue/Thu/ Fri
    Santa Clarita

    23757 Valencia Blvd.
    Valencia, CA 91355
    Phone: (661) 253-7342
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Days: Mon/Wed

  • There is a non-refundable fee that is due at the time you file your application.
  • Depending on the nature of the business activity to be conducted, you may be required to submit photographs, fingerprints, documents, proof of insurance and/or special forms in addition to a Business License application.
  • For more information concerning the application requirements, please contact any Business License office during its regular business hours.
 
 
 
 
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