Business License

Welcome to Monterey Park. The City requires all businesses within City limits to have a valid business license. Doing business in the City, even temporarily, is defined as being in or entering the City to conduct business. This includes businesses based in other cities that enter Monterey Park as part of their work, such as contractors and delivery companies.

Please note that although a business license may be obtained separately at any time, you must complete all other applicable filings, permits, or approvals required based on the nature of your business before you can open your business.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click the links below.

Apply

Start here if you are applying for a business license for the first time.

Renew

Start here to renew your current business license for another year.

Pay

Start here to pay a balance due on an established account with the City. Please do not use this option to renew your license.

Close

Close a business license if you plan to discontinue operating a business in Monterey Park.

Search

Search for a business that is licensed with the City of Monterey Park.

Update

Request account information update.

Other

Report a problem.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at econdev@montereypark.ca.gov or by phone at (626) 307-1385 from Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (PST).