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:: BUSINESS LICENSES ::

A Division of the Finance Department

Any person conducting business within the City must have a valid business license issued by the City of Calimesa.  Doing business in the City is defined as being located in or entering into the City to conduct business with the intent of being paid. This includes businesses based in other cities that enter Calimesa as part of their work such as contractors and delivery companies.  It also includes businesses that are located here, but may not have customers in Calimesa.  Having a presence, even temporarily, in Calimesa requires a business license.  All fees are due at the time of application submittal; fees are not contingent upon approval.

 

 

STARTING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF CALIMESA

 

What type of License do you need?

 

1 - OUT OF TOWN Licenses are required for all businesses located outside of Calimesa that conduct business within City Limits.  Such as, but not limited to: Virtual Office, Contractor and Mobile Vendor

 

Click here for the OUT OF TOWN business licenses packet.  The appropriate fees are listed on page two of the packet.

 

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2- HOME OCCUPATION Licenses are required for all businesses operating at a residential home located in the City of Calimesa.  Such as, but not limited to: Home office, Contract Work and Online Sales.

 

Click here for the HOME OCCUPATION business licenses packet.  The appropriate fees are listed on page two of the packet.

 

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3- CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY Licenses are required for all businesses that conduct business within areas zoned commercial use.  Such as, but not limited to: Restaurants, Store Fronts, Office Space and Food Trucks.

 

Click here for the CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY business licenses packet.  The appropriate fees are listed on page two of the packet.

 

Click here for the CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR FOOD TRUCK business licenses packet.  The appropriate fees are listed on the first page of the packet.

 

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BUSINESS LICENSE CHANGE FORM

If you already have a City of Calimesa business license but you need to make a change to the business name, owner name and/or address.

 

Click here for the BUSINESS LICENSE CHANGE FORM

 

 

CONTACT

Finance Department

Email

908 Park Avenue

Calimesa, California 92320

Phone:  909.795.9801, ext. 221

Fax:  909.795.4399

 

 

 

HOURS

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday

 

 

Please comment on the service you received from the Business License Department by completing our Customer Comment Form.  Your input is valuable and appreciated.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

 

Economic Development

 

Calimesa Corridor Initiatives

 

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) also has additional Licensing and Registration Requirements for several different industries.

  • Licenses for Farm Labor Contractors, Talent Agents, Industrial Homework, and Employers, Supervisors, and Transporters of Minors Working in Door-to-Door sales;

  • Registration of Garment Manufacturers/Contractors and Car Wash & Polishing Businesses;

  • Certification to Studio Teachers; and

  • Collection of bonds for businesses engaging in Fee-Related Talent Services.

  • Requirements for Tobacco Retailers

Please contact the DSLE to find out what additional licensing and registration requirements might apply to your business.