License & Permits

For general license and permit information specific to your area, please visit California Business Permit Assistance


Most businesses require licenses in order to operate. Please click in each of the resources below to determine if your business requires any licenses.

For business licenses:

For professional licenses, please visit the Department of Consumer Affairs: Licenses


For food related permits, the following resources are available to business owners. Review the permit process to ensure the food sold at your business is safe, wholesome, properly labeled, and produced under sanitary conditions visit Environmental Health Retail Food ( page for more information.
For businesses handling hazardous materials (such as gas stations, auto body shops, dry cleaners,) please visit the AQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District):

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