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Business License 

Welcome to Long Beach! We are pleased that you are becoming a part of our Long Beach business community and we wish you much success! Taxes and fees collected as part of the Business License program help fund essential services in the City, such as: 

Street repairs | Parks | Beach Maintenance | Police | Fire

The Business License Division is responsible for levying and collecting taxes, fees, and other assessments as well as licensing and permitting all businesses throughout the City.

If you have questions, please call (562) 570-6211 or email lbbiz@longbeach.gov.


Apply for a Business License


Apply for an Alarm Permit


Apply for a Garage Sale Permit

Pay Your Bill/Renew Your License


Update/Close Your Business License


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Business License Tax Rates Tax Exemptions
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Look Up a License 
Long Beach Tourism and Business Improvement Area (LBTBIA) Tax Compliance Program
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Administrative Citations
Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 3.80 Forms & Resources
Recent Business Licenses  

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 stormwater@longbeach.gov.  For detailed information regarding Senate Bill 205, please click here.