General Business License Renewal Information
All Business Licenses are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. A Business License must be current and active while conducting business in the City.
30 days prior to your Business License expiration date, the Business License Division will mail out a one-time Courtesy Renewal Notice to the mailing address on file, containing specific instructions to your Business License, if applicable. It will also contain a payment stub and return envelope for your convenience. If you have a Citizen Self Service account, you will also receive an email advising you that your Business License Renewal is due with a link to pay the fees online.
Payments can be made in person, via mail or online.
In Person: cash, check or money order are the only payment types are accepted in person at City Hall during regular business hours.
Via Mail: check or money order are the only payment types accepted via mail.
Online: to pay online by credit card, please click here to be taken to our online Citizen Self Service webpage.
Failure to pay your annual business license fees within thirty (30) days from the date it becomes due, shall result in a penalty fee of fifty percent (50%) of the original amount. If the business license fees are not paid within sixty (60) days from the date it becomes due, an additional fee of ten percent (10%) of the original amount shall be added and collected each month until the Business License is renewed. The delinquent penalty fees shall not exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the annual business license fee.
Other Fees on your Renewal Notice
You may have noticed that there are other fees listed on your Business License Renewal Notice. Instead of receiving multiple invoices for multiple fees from different divisions, these fees have been included in the Business License Renewal Notice for your convenience. Only annual fees related to conducting Business have been included.
If you see Fire Prevention Fees on your Business Licensee Renewal Notice and have questions regarding them, please reach out to the Fire Prevention Division at 760-955-5227.
We also recently incorporated FOGS (fats, oils, grease) Permit Fees into your Business License Renewal Notice, instead of sending you an additional invoice for those fees. If you have questions about these fees, please reach out to us at 760-955-5072.