Permit Guide Opening a Business

Business License Processing

A business license may be issued at City Hall while you wait. Your application must be complete and include all necessary documents. You may need to bring the following: Seller’s Permit showing a Huntington Beach location; Health Permit; Certificate of Occupancy or receipt.

Please call the Business License Office at 714-536-5267 if you require assistance.

The Certificate of Occupancy does not apply to Home-Based Businesses.

Questions Contact Us:
Business License
714 - 536 - 5267

Planning/Zoning Counter*
714 - 536 - 5271

Building Division*
714 - 536 - 5241

Fire Department
714 - 536 - 5411

Office of Business Development
714 - 536 - 5582


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

* Closed from 12 to 1pm


This information is available in a pamphlet, Permit Guide for: Opening a Business in Huntington Beach

Permit Guide for Opening a Business

Apply for Certificate of Occupancy

After Receiving Certificate of Occupancy

Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department charges for emergency medical services and ambulance transportation.  However, residents can join the FireMed Program and protect their out-of-pocket costs!  Read more about the FireMed Program.


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