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Special Event Vendor

If you will be vending, selling, or displaying items at a special event, you are required to get a Special Event Vendor Permit. 

Business License Inspectors monitor special events to ensure all vendors are properly licensed. If you are found vending at a special event without the proper licenses, you will be required to pay the tax along with a $38.00 field collection fee. The promoter will also be charged a $35.00 compliance fee per un-permitted vendor. 

The tax for special event vendors is charged on a per booth, per day basis, which can be found on the Special Event Vendor Application.  

How to Apply

You may submit the Special Event Vendor Application by email, mail or in person to:

Business License
411. W Ocean Blvd. 
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802


Please submit the application at least 5 days in advance to allow for processing. You may choose to submit payment along with the application or you may pay by phone or online at a later date. 

Online or Phone Payments

To pay online or over the phone, please use the e-account number found on your bill or contact Business License at (562) 570-6211 or by email at lbbiz@longbeach.gov. The e-account number is not issued until the application is processed by the Business License Division. Please be advised, a $1.95 fee will be charged on all credit card transactions.