Business Licenses

About Business Licenses

A business license is a regulatory license that is issued by the City of Inglewood for certain businesses, this license is separate from the Business Tax Certificate which is required for all persons that conduct business in the City.

Who Needs a Business License?

Any business that requires Permits and Licensing Committee approval must obtain a Business License. The different types of businesses are grouped by categories and each category has a separate application fee, which must be paid yearly. Learn more about the business license categories.

Obtain a Business License

Find out how to obtain a business license in the City of Inglewood on our Obtain a Business License page.

Change in Ownership

Business Licenses are not transferable. A change in ownership requires that a business must apply for a new Business License Application and be approved by the Permits and licensing Committee.

Change in Location

Before you change your business location within the City of Inglewood you should verify that the area in which you wish to relocate is zoned for that purpose. Zoning information can be obtained by contacting the Planning and Zoning Division at (310) 412-5230. If you are approved, a $15 move fee will be charged.

Business License Renewal

Renewal applications, along with the required fee, shall be submitted to the Finance Department no later than the first day of November of each year.