View this list of additional sources of information to aid you in obtaining the necessary inspections, permits, required identification numbers, etc. for county, state and federal licenses, certifications, and tax information.
General Business Information Phone: 626-307-1458
Internal Revenue Service: Public Service Info Phone: 800-242-4585
Alcoholic Beverage Control (Liquor License) Phone: 626-927-1060
State Board of Equalization (Resale Number, Sales Tax) Phone: 626-480-7200
Department of Consumer Affairs / Contractors State Licensing Board (Contractor's License) Phone: 800-321-2752
Employment Development Department (EDD, Job Service, and Unemployment Insurance, Employment Tax Distribution Office (New businesses: ID Nos., DE Forms, W-2 blank forms, employer's withholding Guide) Phone: 626-575-7571
L.A. County Health Department (Health Inspections) Phone: 626-813-3346
Internal Revenue Service (Federal Taxes) Phone: 626-572-7981
Public Utilities Commission (Transportation) Phone: 626-572-6727
Secretary of State (New corporations) Phone: 213-897-3062
Los Angeles County Clerk (Fictitious business name) Phone: 562-462-2177
State Department of Social Services Phone: 323-981-3350
If you have a certain area of expertise or a specific profession qualification, it would be advisable to contact the Department of Consumer Affairs (this telephone number is listed under the state government offices in the front section of a telephone book) regarding any additional documents, certificates, licenses or forms your particular professional board or regulatory agency may require.
Closing out your business is just as important as opening a business. Please make sure you notify the Business Licensing Division of any changes in your business license status, such as change in location, change in ownership, name changes, and the closing of your business.