Home Based Business License Application
How to Submit Online Application for Business License
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You may submit an online business license application for 2 types of businesses:
- Home Based Business
- Out of City contractor
To apply for a license type not listed, please call or email our office.
To apply for a Home Based Business License
Both of the following must apply to you and/or your business:
- You live in Huntington Beach
- You do not have a physical business location outside of your residence
From the Home page, select the Business License tab
- Click Create an Application
- Read the General Disclaimer in full and click the box to accept.
- When you have completed each section, you must click Continue Application to proceed to the next section of the online application.
- Select the Record Type Home Based Business, then click Continue Application to proceed
Step 1: People> Contact Details
- Click Add New to create a new contact
- A window will pop-up for you to enter all required information
- Click Select from Account
- The information of the person logged in will be added as a contact
- Click Continue Application
Step 2: Location> Location Details
- Enter in the address (street no. and street name) of your residence and click Search
- If there is only one result for the address, the information will populate into the fields:
- If there are multiple results for the address, a pop-up will appear with a list:
- Mark your correct address, then click Select.
- Click Continue Application once you have confirmed the address.
Step 3: Information> Details
- Read the Home Occupation conditions:
- This box must be checked in order to proceed with your application
- The fields outlined in red below are required.
- If you do not provide the information, you will receive an error message when selecting Continue Application:
- In this section, complete all the fields that apply. You must select at least one. Then click Continue Application
Step 4: Documents> Documents
You must complete and upload the Application for Home Based Business License
- Click on the blue link:
- This form will come up:
- Complete both pages of the application
- Save the completed form to your computer
- Click Add
- Click Add again
- Click Continue
- Indicate that you have attached an Application
- Provide a Detailed Description of Business Activity and click Save
- Then click Continue Application
Step 5: Review
- Review all the information you have provided
- If anything is incorrect, click Edit
- After scrolling through all the information and verifying everything is correct, at the bottom of the page:
- Read the disclaimer
- Click the checkbox
- Click Continue Application
Step 6: Pay Fees
- Click Continue Application to proceed to the payment page
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