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Business License

Los Angeles City Clerk:

This is the office that regulates Los Angeles business taxes. All businesses must apply for a business license from the city in which they operate. You might be required to apply in more than one city.


To register and obtain a Los Angeles business license contact the city clerk's office to obtain the proper form or click [HERE] to view the form in Adobe Acrobat. There is a registration fee which must accompany the registration form. Tax returns are due annually along with a renewal fee which is based on sales.


City of Los Angeles
Office of the City Clerk
Tax and Permit Division

201 N. Main Street
- Room 101 City Hall
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 626-9271
Click [HERE] for the Website

Click [HERE] for the forms

Each city has a business license. Call the city clerk of your city for more information and proper applications.

For any other cities in the country click here:

Other Useful Contacts:

American Express Small Business website
U.S. Small Business Administration website (818-552-3210)
County of Los Angeles Office of Small Business website 800-555-3815)
Smith Mandel & Associates can be contacted in the following ways:
By Phone: (818) 556-4000
[Email Us]
By fax: (818) 556-4009
[Smith Mandel & Associates, LLP Website]
By mail:
333 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 201
Burbank, CA 91502