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Business License Online Application

NEW Business License Online Application

What You Need To Know To Get Started

Business licenses are renewed on an annual basis and based on your business start date which is the first date your business started in the City

Before applying, please have ready the following items that may apply to your business:

  1. FEIN, SSN, ITIN, or DLN for Primary Contact
  2. Seller's Permit and address in Rancho Cucamonga or indicates multiple locations (required for retail/wholesale businesses)
  3. Professional State License Number(if applicable)
  4. Job location and job value (out of city contractors only)
  5. 501(c)(3) or similar IRS certification letter for Non-Profit Charitable Organizations
  6. Description of your business activity (insufficient detail will delay the process and approval).
  7. Home Occupation Permit HOP (If business is a Rancho Cucamonga residential location)

    • If applying in person, bring in a completed Home Occupation Permit application
    • If applying online, complete the Home Occupation Permit and save as an attachment for your business license application
  8. Business License Questionnaire (If conducting business from a Rancho Cucamonga commercial or industrial location)

    • If applying in person, bring completed Business License Questionnaire Form
    • If applying online, complete Business License Questionnaire and save as an attachment for your business license application

  9. If applying for a business that is located in a commercial or industrial location within the City of Rancho Cucamonga, a copy of the executed lease agreement is required.
  10. A Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card for final payment
  11. If you need assistance, contact the Business License Division at (909) 919-2948 or email us BusinessLicense@CityofRC.us

After submitting your application online, you’ll receive a confirmation email acknowledging that we have received your application. You may receive an additional email asking for further detailed information that may include review and approval by the Planning Department. After the application has been approved, you will receive an email notifying you of the approval along with instructions on how to submit payment.

Per AB 2184, you may protect your residential address by providing a different Service of Process address in accordance with Sections 16000.1(a)(2) and 16100.1(a)(2) of the Business and Professions Code. To do so, please Apply in person - you may not apply online.

We wish you much success in your business venture.