Business License Application Process

Step 1: Please contact the Planning Division at (323) 887-1200 ext.477 to determine if the desired business is located in an appropriate zoning district.  

Step 2: After checking with the Planning Division to determine if the desired business site is located in the appropriate zoning district, please submit the completed Business Tax Application to the Business License Division along with all required attachments (i.e. Fictitious Business Name Statement, Articles of Incorporation, Health Permit, Sellers Permit, State Certificates, Home Occupation Permit, etc.)

Please note that any incomplete application will not be accepted.

* The Building Department will call you to Schedule an inspection appointment. 

Step 3: It is your responsibility to call the Fire Department for an inspection of your business. Please call (323) 887-4507 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 4: When all inspections are complete, you will need to pay your business license tax fee in the Finance Department and you will receive your license in the mail.

You are now ready to do business in the City of Montebello. We wish you much success 

The Overall Process May Take Approximately Thirty (30) Days
Please call us if you have any questions: 323-887-1448


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