Before applying for a license/permit or leasing/buying a building, check with the Planning Division to make sure the proposed business is consistent with the zoning of the property. To find out if a proposed 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.
To apply for a business license, or to manage an existing business license:
The cost for a business license is based upon type of business. Please see basic license fees (PDF) for a listing of fees. Business licenses may be paid for by mail or online.
Changes to a business must be submitted to the City on a Business Tax Change Form (PDF) along with a $148 filing fee.
The Home Occupation Information Form (PDF) explains regulations dealing with home occupations in Signal Hill. The form must be signed before a home occupation can be approved by the City.
To apply for a re-sale permit please contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.