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Business & Other Licenses

The City of Santa Monica requires all businesses operating within the City limits to obtain a business license and pay all applicable license tax prior to commencing business operations.  This requirement benefits the well-being of the overall community by funding essential services, such as:    

Sidewalks ◊ Streets ◊ Parks ◊ Beach Maintenance ◊ Economic Development ◊ Police ◊ Fire

To ensure a seamless transition into full and compliant operations with the City of Santa Monica's municipal code, below are the options related to the business license requirements.  Please choose the option that best fits your need:

  • Apply for a new business license
  • Renew an existing business license
  • Pay a balance due
  • Update information related to your existing business license
  • Close your existing business license
  • Respond to a business license compliance notice
  • Apply for a performance permit
  • Download forms and fact sheets
City of Santa Monica
Revenue Division - Business License Office
1717 Fourth Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-8745
Fax: (310) 451-3283
Email: business.license@smgov.net
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City of Santa Monica Finance Department · 1717 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-8281