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How to Get a Business License

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Business Taxes

Listed below are general business license fees only. These fees will not necessarily apply to all business types. Additionally, there may also be other required permit or inspection fees depending on your business activity.

Contact the Business License Department at 310.524.2317 for help in determining your exact business license tax.

General Business, Office Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing & Personal Service License Fees

Fee Type Criteria Rate
Base Tax First 10 employees & 5,000 sq ft $107.70
Employee Per employee over 10 $133.45
Square Footage Per sq ft over 5,000 $0.26
Home Occupation Flat fee $25.70
Contractors (General) Engr (A), Bldg (B),Elec (C10), Plmb (C36) 


Contractors (Specialty) All classifications (except C35) $122.20 $107.70

More information about obtaining your business license