Business Relations Bureau

As a Bureau within the Department of Financial Management, the Business Relations Bureau manages the Business License, Purchasing, and Special Projects Divisions.

The Business License Division is responsible for the licensing and permitting of all businesses in the city of Long Beach and the collection of business tax, Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for hotels and other miscellaneous permits and fees. This division serves customers and residents over the counter, telephone and through field investigations. Business License also facilitates the entertainment permit process for City Council hearings, revocations, suspensions, and appeal hearings.

The Purchasing Division provides City departments with the continuity of quality and cost-effective products and service through full and open competition, in a timely manner.

In addition, the Bureau provides contract compliance with all City of Long Beach related contracts. This encompasses the City of Long Beach's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, Equal Benefits Ordinance (EBO), HUD Section 3 and the City's Local Preference Program.

The Business Relations Bureau oversees the following operations (please click on the links below to obtain further information):


It is the Business Relations Bureau's goal to deliver these services in the most effective manner while maintaining a high level of customer service.