Business License California






Business License California

The State of California requires that every person, firm, corporation, partnership, llc or other business organization occupying real property within the State for business purposes shall obtain a Business License. In addition, similar businesses which are now engaged in business activity but have no fixed place of business in California may be required to obtain a Business License.

Accordingly, all business organizations, which contemplate doing business in California, are required to complete a Business License Application. The following information is for your use in complying with this requirement and allows citizens to see if a business has a valid business application on file.


Business License California - City of Orange

Any individual, partnership, corporation or non-profit organization that wishes to conduct business within the City of Orange must obtain a Business Tax Certificate. Orange Municipal Code Section 5.02.040 states "it is unlawful for any person to transact and carry on any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City without first having procured a Business Tax Certificate from the City to do so, or without complying with any and all applicable provisions of title."

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Business Improvement District Fees

If your business is located in a Business Improvement District (BID), you may be subject to additional fees. BIDs are authorized by State law to assess benefited businesses for the cost of certain improvement activities. These activities are generally promotional in nature. Once a BID is established, the City Treasurer collects the assessment and disburses it to the appropriate entity representing the district pursuant to an annual operating agreement. There are currently eighteen (18) BID. Questions about BIDs should be directed to the BID Council Office at (619) 239-2437.


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