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  • Why did my rental property inspection fail?

    The inspection failed due to the noted violations listed in the inspection report that was mailed to you.  
  • My initial rental property inspection failed. What should I expect next?

    Not to worry.  You will be notified via mail and given time to address the conditions that caused your inspection to fail.  No sooner than 30 days later, the Code Enforcement Officer will reinspect your property at no additional charge.  If the property passes, your license will be issued.  If it continues to fail, the case will be transferred to Code Enforcement for additional compliance efforts.
  • I have a State of California Seller's Permit. Do I still need a Victorville Business License if I plan on doing business in Victorville?

    Yes, a business license will be needed and your Seller's Permit will need to reflect the City of Victorville business address on it.  
  • I am no longer doing business in Victorville, what do I do with my business license?

    If you are no longer doing business in Victorville, please complete and submit the Business License Cancellation Form located on the License Changes and Cancellations page under the Business License Division webpage.
  • I sold my rental property, what should I do with my business License?

    If you have sold your rental property, please complete and submit the Business License Cancellation Form located on the License Changes and Cancellations page under the Business License Division webpage.
  • Do I need a business license for a rental property?

    Yes, all rental properties require a business license.  One license is required for each property/parcel.  
  • Do I need a business license for a home-based business?

    Yes, home-based businesses require a Business License and a Home Occupation Permit.  A Home Occupation Permit application is enclosed in each Business License Application Packet for your convenience.
  • How do I update my business license mailing address?

    If you need to update your business license mailing address, please visit the License Changes and Cancellations page under the Business License Division webpage.  There you will find a form to download, complete and return to the Business License Division for processing.  Once we have updated your business license, we will mail you an updated copy.
  • How do I renew my business license online?

    First, you will need to register as an online system user through our Citizen Access Portal. 

    Once you have registered, please email the Business License Division with your exact name and email address you used to register, as well as the property address and/or business license number so we can link you to your account.

    Once you have been linked to your account, you will be notified via email and you will be able to pay online.

  • How do I cancel my business license?

    Complete and submit the Business License Cancellation Form located on the License Changes and Cancellations page under the Business License Division webpage.
  • How do I obtain MDAQMD approval for my business?

    When applying for a certificate of occupancy, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) approval is required.  Simply download the MDAQMD Clearance Form from the Form Library, then fill out the form and submit it to MDAQMD via fax, (760) 245-2022 or visit their website MDAQMD for more information.
  • Does my business need a certificate of occupancy?

    A certificate of occupancy, along with a business license, is required for every business operating commercially within the City.   Anytime a new business opens, or an existing business changes location within the city, changes business name, changes business ownership type, changes business use, or changes the square foot occupied, a certificate of occupancy is required.  However, a business might not require a certificate of occupancy if it shares space with an existing business which holds both a valid certificate of occupancy and business license.  To apply for a certificate of occupancy, log in to the City's Citizen Access Portal to submit your application.  Or, if you believe your business is sharing space with another business, please contact the Building Division at (760) 955-5100.