Business Licenses


Business License Applications can be processed ONLINE
by sending your completed application and required documents to BLMAIL@REDONDO.ORG  
Details are outlined below.


In addition to online services, walk-in service is now available.

The City will continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.  A face covering is required to enter any City offices and throughout your visit to City Hall.  If Licensing staff is helping a customer at the time you arrive, you will need to wait outside until the customer has exited the Licensing office.



TO PROCESS ONLINE:

To obtain a NEW or RE-ACTIVATE your expired business license, submit your completed application and required documents to:  BLMAIL@REDONDO.ORG

After Licensing has processed your application, you will receive an email with payment instructions. You will have the option to pay online with your credit/debit card (Mastercard or Visa ONLY) or by mailing a check, cashier's check or money order to the Cashier's Office.

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Required Documents:

Except for CONTRACTORS, the following documents must be submitted with your business license application. Some documents may not be applicable.
1) Copy of Seller's Permit
2) Copy of IRS letter verifying tax id (EIN) number
3) Copy of any applicable occupational licenses from the State of CA (doctor, lawyer, accountant, real estate, cosmetology, massage, etc.)
4) Copy of Fictitious Business Name (DBA) filing with LA County Registrar-Recorder Office
5) Copy of Statement of Information filed with the CA Secretary of State if business entity is a Corporation or Limited Liability Company

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If you are a CONTRACTOR, please complete the following application form:
Business License Application

Tax and Fee Rates for CA State Licensed Contractors:

CA State Contractor Licenses BL Tax + CA SB1186 Fee Total
A - General Engineering Contractor $192 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $196
B - General Building Contractor $257 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $261
C/D - Specialty Contractor $129 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $133

 

If you are conducting business from a RESIDENTIAL LOCATION IN REDONDO BEACHplease complete the following application form:
Business License Application - Home Occupation
Tax Rate: 
$54 for Part-Time Occupation or $103 for Full-Time Occupation

If you are conducting business from a commercial or industrial location in Redondo Beach or a location outside the Cityplease complete the following application form:  Business License Application
Tax Rate: Staff will advise after we have processed your business license application, as rates vary depending on the type of business activity. 

If you have commercial or residential rental property in Redondo Beach
please complete the following application form:  Business License Application
Tax Rate: $20 for the first unit and $8 for each additional unit. 
If you have employees, the tax rate is $18 per employee.

 

Please send completed business license applications to:
BLMAIL@REDONDO.ORG

 

 

Business Licensing
Financial Services Department
415 Diamond St., Door 1 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 

Telephone: (310) 318-0603

Fax: (310) 937-6666

Email: BLMAIL@REDONDO.ORG

Forms: