To file for a business license, please submit a completed Business License Application
to the Finance Department:
2175 Cherry Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Business License Fees
The cost of your business license is based upon what type of business you have. Please see basic license fees for a breakdown of the costs.
Business Tax Change
When making changes to your business, you must submit a Business Tax Change Form
and a $50 filing fee to the Finance Department.
The Home Occupation Information Form
explains regulations dealing with home occupations in Signal Hill. It must be signed before a home occupation can be approved by the city.
View information about building inspections
, which are given by the Building Safety Division
of the Community Development Department
Read our New Business Checklist
, which details the steps you must take when starting a new business in Signal Hill.
To apply for a re-sale permit please contact the California State Board of Equalization
Before applying for any license/permits or leasing/buying a building, it is critical that you make sure that your proposed business is consistent with the zoning of the property on which you plan to locate. All business license applications are reviewed by the Planning Department. To find out if your business is in the appropriate zone and that the site meets the City’s off-street parking standards please contact a planner in the Community Development Department at (562) 989-7340. View information about zoning in Signal Hill