Business License

Business License Summary

A business license, also referred to as a Business Tax Certificate, is required of all businesses and in-home businesses operating within the city limits, including temporary activities and contractors with offices located outside of the city. Please refer to the Business Tax Certificate Application Procedure brochure for commonly asked questions, resources, and additional information.

Apply for a Business License online!

Easiest, fastest, and preferred method. Pay by credit card or e-check with no transaction fees!

Renew an Existing Business License online!

If your business already has a City of Pismo Beach Business License, renew by the September 30th deadline!

Apply for a Business License - paper forms

Download and print your application. Fill out the form and email/mail/fax/drop-off.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 

Doing Business Just Got Easier

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is pleased to announce eReg, a new Electronic Registration system, effective June 18, 2012. Electronic Registration (eReg) is a convenient, fast, and free way to register online for a permit, license, or account with the BOE. Get more information.
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