In-City Businesses

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Thank you for your interest in conducting business in the City of Victorville!  The following information will assist you with the application process through issuance of your Business License.

  • If your business address is located within Victorville city limits, you must obtain a City of Victorville Business License  prior to conducting business.  A Business License must be applied for online through our Citizen Access Portal.
  • Before beginning the application process, you must verify that your business type is compatible with the existing zoning for your proposed location.  Contact the Planning Division in-person at City Hall, via phone at 760-955-5135 or via email at planning@victorvilleca.gov.
  • Businesses wanting to conduct business out of a residence must also obtain a Home Occupation Permit (HOP) in addition to a Business License.  The HOP application is located below under Additional Application Forms and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying for a Business License online.
  • Businesses wanting to conduct business out of a commercial location must also obtain a Certificate of Occupancy in addition to a Business License.  The Certificate of Occupancy must be applied for online through our Citizen Access Portal.
  • Businesses that handle food and/or beverages must also obtain a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOGS) Permit in addition to a Business License.  The FOGS Permit application is located below under Additional Application Forms and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying for a Business License online.
  • All commercial businesses and some residential businesses must obtain a Fire Operational Permit in addition to a Business License.   The Fire Operational Permit application is located below under Additional Application Forms and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying for a Business License online.
  • Applications are processed in the order they were received and as quickly as possible.  Due to required departmental reviews and related licensing documentation provided by the applicant, Business Licenses can generally not be issued the same day. Ensuring you have the proper requirements completed, including a very detailed description of your business activity, as well as all document copies submitted will speed up the processing time.

Application Checklists

Below are Application Checklists of requirements for each business type.  To see a full description of each business type, click here.

Each Checklist contains a cover sheet with important information to understand prior to applying for a Business License, how to register online and how to apply for a Business License online.  The second page is a checklist with specific requirements for that business type; including the associated fees, required forms to be completed and information on what documents are required to be submitted with the application to assist you in the application process.

Please select an Application Checklist from the following:

In-City Retail/Service/Administrative/Manufacturing/Professional Application Checklist

In-City Contractor Application Checklist

In-City Entertainment/Amusement Application Checklist

In-City Vehicles For Hire NEMT/Taxi/Limo/Etc Application Checklist

In-City Solicitor/Vendor/Ice Cream Truck Application Checklist

In-City Firearms/Pawnshops/Etc Application Checklist

In-City Massage Application Checklist 

Film Application Checklist

Exempt Application Checklist

Additional Application Forms

Home Occupation (HOP) Permit Application

Fire Operational Permit Application

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOGS) Permit Application

Tax Exemption Form

Solicitors/Peddlers List

Drivers/Vehicles List

Masseuse List