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Business Licenses
To file for a business license, please submit a completed Business License Application to the Finance Department:
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Business License Fees
The cost of your business license is based upon what type of business you have.  Please see basic license fees for a breakdown of the costs.

There are several ways to pay your Signal Hill business license. 

You can pay your business license by mail or in person.

To pay by mail, send a check to

City Hall - Business License
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755

To pay in person, visit City Hall at 2175 Cherry Avenue. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

If you have questions/concerns regarding your business license, please call 562-989-7315.

Business Tax Change

When making changes to your business, you must submit a Business Tax Change Form and a $50 filing fee to the Finance Department.

Home Occupations
The Home Occupation Information Form explains regulations dealing with home occupations in Signal Hill. It must be signed before a home occupation can be approved by the city.

View information about building inspections, which are given by the Building Safety Division of the Community Development Department.

New Businesses
Read our New Business Checklist, which details the steps you must take when starting a new business in Signal Hill.

To apply for a re-sale permit please contact the California State Board of Equalization.

Zoning Information

Before applying for any license/permits or leasing/buying a building, it is critical that you make sure that your proposed business is consistent with the zoning of the property on which you plan to locate. All business license applications are reviewed by the Planning Department. To find out if your business is in the appropriate zone and that the site meets the City’s off-street parking standards please contact a planner in the Community Development Department at 562-989-7340. View information about zoning in Signal Hill.

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