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Doing Business with the City
The City does not require a business license, however, there are certain approvals required for a new business.
Some business may require a Use Permit. Please contact the Planning Department at (949) 362-4360.
Home-based businesses require a
Home Occupancy Permit
. There are restrictions as to the type of business that a resident can operate out of a residential property.
Signs require a
Banners are only permitted under certain conditions and require a
Temporary Banner Permit
. Balloons, pennants, flags, human signs, etc., are prohibited.
All brick and motor businesses are required to obtain a
Certificate of Occupancy
for the following: new business, change in business type/operation, change of business name, and change of ownership.
Please review the details provided under
A Guide to Starting Your Own Business
. You may also download a “
No Business License Required Letter
”. A list of helpful phone numbers may be found
Business Ownership Information
The City does not have business ownership information since we do not require a business license. The information may be obtained on the
County of Orange Clerk-Recorder’s Office website
or by calling (714) 834-3005. The
California Secretary of State’s website
provides State information on corporations and limited liability partnerships.
Sales Tax Update
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