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Apply for a Business License 

If you are doing business in the City of Long Beach, you are required to get a business license and pay the business license tax. Business License offers the following licenses for your business activity:
  • General Business License
  • Special Event Vendor
  • Seasonal/Temporary Sales

Which Type of License Do You Need? 

General Business License


Special Event Vendor


Seasonal/Temporary Sales

Unique Business Permits & Licenses

In addition to the General Business License, the following business types also need to submit a permit application for their unique business. 

     Cannabis Businesses
Entertainment (Bars, Nightclubs)
Ambulance/Gurney Vehicles 
Peddlers & Sidewalk Vendors (Coming Soon!)
      Massage Establishments

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.