Permits and Licenses
Depending on your business type and operation, a number of permits will be necessary from a variety of city, county, state, and federal entities. To find out what permits and other requirements are applicable for your business, visit CalGOLD the state's business permit listing service. For a list of the most common permits and requirements,click here.
The following city entities require permits from most businesses operating in Los Angeles. Before starting any business or changing your operations, it is suggested that you contact each to determine what Permits and other Requirements are necessary. Also see the Real Estate and Zoning Resources page for information about zoning restrictions for physical business locations.
Some business permits are available for download or for electronic filing.
Click here for a list of online non-construction business permits.