Business License

All businesses located within city limits, whether in a commercial building or home are required to apply for a Zoning Clearance and Occupancy Permit and Home Occupation Permit. Zoning and Occupancy Permit and Home Occupation Permit information online.

New Licenses

  • Phone: 626-570-5021
  • All businesses and contractors, including rental property owners, operating in the City of Alhambra need a Business License (submitted to Finance Department) and a Zoning Clearance and Occupancy Permit or Home Occupation Permit (submitted to the Development Services Department-Economic Development Division).
  • Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed and assigned a license number.
  • The Business License Tax Certificate is issued after all approvals are made.

License Renewal of Existing Business Licenses

  • Phone: 626-570-5021
  • Most business licenses are issued annually, to be renewed each year within 30 days of expiration to avoid penalties and interest charges.
  • Renewal is through the Finance Department (First floor of Alhambra City Hall)
    111 S First Street
    Alhambra, CA 91801

Information Required for a Business License

  • The name of the business or individual
  • The physical address/mailing address of the business
  • Residential and commercial rentals need to list the locations and unit numbers
  • Contact names and phone numbers
  • Description of the type of business to be conducted
  • Tax identification number (Social Security or Federal ID number)
  • Type of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation)
  • Partnerships must list at least two names with information and signatures of all parties
  • Corporations should list major officers
  • Contractors must list the state license number and class
  • Estimation of gross receipts for the first year of business
  • You are now ready to start your business!