You need to find out a number of important facts before you fill out an application.
Call the Business License Division
at (626) 812-5249 or email them
to find out the following information:
- The types of required inspections, if any
- The fees that are involved
- The forms you will need to complete
Call the Planning Division
at (626) 812-5289 to ask if there are restrictions or permits required on the use of the building where you plan to locate your business.
Call the County Fire Department
at (626) 969-7876 for a fire safety inspection.
Call the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office
at (562) 462-2177 if you need to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement.
Call the State Board of Equalization
at (310) 908-5280 if you will be selling or leasing products, for a sellers permit or resale number.
If you will be hiring employees:
- Call the State Employment Development Department at (888) 745-3886
- Call the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-3676 to get a federal identification number
Call the Los Angeles County Health Department
at (626) 813-3360 if you will be serving food.
Call the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
at (626) 575-6901 if you will be selling alcohol.
Call the South Coast AQMD
at (909) 396-2000 if you need an Air Quality Permit.
Call the Azusa Economic Development Division
at (626) 812-5102 if you are looking for a location for your business.