PERMITS, FEES & LICENSING
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GARAGE SALE INFORMATION
Allow five working days to process.
Apply at LBPD Headquaters, 400 W. Broadway, Long Beach.
POLICE REPORT COPIES
Download the " Request a Report " form.
BOOKING FEE REIMBURSEMENT
LIVESCAN (FINGERPRINTING) FEES AND HOURS
Live Scan services are provided to the public by appointment only during the following days and times:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00PM
State Licenses (i.e. teachers, foster parents, real estate brokers/agents) and Public Requests (Adoptions, Immigration, Daycare Provider ect.) Requiring Fingerprints
These applicants may be fingerprinted at the Long Beach Police Department by appointment only. Contact the Live Scan Office at (562) 570-5142 to schedule. There is a $32.00 processing fee in addition to DOJ and/or FBI fees which vary by the type of clearance required.
For further information regarding the services and fees listed above, you may contact the Police Department Business Desk at (562) 570-7260.
BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS
Prior to requesting a police permit and/or background investigation for a business license the following categories of businesses must apply for a business license at City Hall (333 West Ocean Boulevard, 4th floor). Once the appropriate fees have been paid, applicants may proceed to the Police Department for further processing.
All applicants must complete the "Police Department Request for Background Investigation" form, pay all required fees at the Business Desk and be fingerprinted. Applicants may then proceed as indicated below.
The following applicants should report to Vice Investigations/Special Permits on the 2nd floor of the Police Department, 400 W. Broadway, Long Beach. For further information please contact (562) 570-7219, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Towing companies on contract with the City
- Tow truck drivers (employed by tow companies on contract with the City)
- Taxi cab companies
- Taxi cab drivers
- Pedi cab drivers
- Cannabis business owners and business managers
Miscellaneous Vice Permits (Exceptions)
The following permit applicants do not need a Business License or fingerprint check:
- Charitable Solicitation Permit
- Rummage sale
Other Permits Requiring Fingerprints
The following applicants must complete the Police Department "Notification of License or Permit Application" (form F-533). After paying the required fees at the Business Desk and being fingerprinted, applicants should report to the Burglary/Pawnshop Detail on the 3rd floor of the Police Department. For further information please call (562) 570-7437, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Coin and stamp dealers
- Junk dealers/collectors/junk yard
- Swap meet operator
- Gun dealers
- Pawn brokers
- Second hand dealers*
- Used appliance dealers
*The initial fee for a Second Hand Dealer license will be $239 (DOJ application fee is $195, DOJ fingerprint fee is $32 and the City fee is $12). Each additional owner or business partner listed on the application form will be charged $44.
BICYCLE LICENSE INFORMATION
Pursuant to City Council action in 2011, the City of Long Beach no longer issues bicycle licenses. City Council adopted a voluntary online bicycle registration process.
The online registry allows residents and bicycle shops to register online, a visit to a fire station is no longer required. The registry allows police departments in other cities to track down an owner of a bicycle from Long Beach, should the stolen bike be recovered. Finally, unlike the City's past registration process, a person may not re-register a bike (perhaps stolen) that has already been registered under a particular serial number, thus protecting an owner in the event their bike is stolen.
Members of the public should be advised that they may utilize a voluntary bicycle registration system such as the National Bike Registry. Contact information for this registry is: (800) 848-2453