Pay Your Bill/Renew Your Business License
You can pay or renew online using the e-account number found on your bill. The City accepts Visa, Mastercard, Debit, and E-checks.
The e-account number can be found at the bottom of your bill.
NOTE: If any information printed on your renewal bill is incorrect, you must indicate any changes before renewing your bill by contacting the Business License Division.
Note: If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the third-party payment application, it may be that your browser is unsupported. We recommend: Version 10 or greater of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome or Firefox. Thank you.
Flexible Payment Plan
The Flexible Payment Program provides businesses additional time to pay interest-free and penalty-free payments over time for business-related and general fees, allowing up to 18 months to complete the payments.
Click here to request a Flexible Payment Plan online.
This form is available in different languages: English, Khmer, Spanish and Tagalog.
For questions about payment plan programs for business license and general city fees, please contact us via email at FM-CityCollections@longbeach.gov or phone at (562) 570-7600.
Please click here for the Business License Tax and Fee Contact Directory.
You can pay or renew by phone using Visa, Mastercard, Debit, or checking account information by calling (562) 570-6211 and press option 1.
Payments via phone will be accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please be sure to have your business license account number available.
If you choose the option to mail in your payment, make your check or money order payable to the City of Long Beach along with the billing stub found on the bottom of your bill. Mail all payments to City of Long Beach, PO Box 630, Long Beach, CA 90842. For your own protection, do not send cash by mail.
Please be sure to have your payment postmarked by the United States Post Office on or before your delinquent date as listed on the bottom right corner of your bill. Failure to meet this deadline will result in additional penalties due.
You can always renew your business license or pay your bill in person at City Hall. We are located at:
411 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We accept payments by check, MasterCard, Visa, or debit card.
Note: Failure to receive a renewal bill does not relieve the business owner of his/her responsibility to renew the license. Business licenses are not transferable. A new application is required for changes to the business name, business address or ownership type.
Senate Bill 205
Senate Bill 205 went into effect on January 1, 2020, which requires regulated industrial businesses to provide the City of Long Beach with their Stormwater Permit Number, (WDID #). All businesses will be required to complete the Supplemental National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) /Senate Bill 205 form prior to receiving a new or renewed business license. For more information regarding this requirement or for assistance with completing the form, please call (562) 570-6691 or email email@example.com. For detailed information regarding Senate Bill 205, please click here.