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Building Contractors / Subcontractors
Special Notice - Current State mandate.

License Instructions
Download the Contractor Business License Application. The business license rate for contractors or subcontractors is $100 for every three months or $400 for one year. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted. Bring at least one check in the event the credit card machine goes down. Checks should be made payable to City of Commerce.

Building and Safety will not process a building permit without proof of a current business license.

Apply By Mail

To apply for a contractor / subcontractor business license by mail, fill out a Contractor Business License Application or make a copy of your expired business license and mail with payment to:

City of Commerce
Business License Division
2535 Commerce Way
Commerce, CA 90040

General Building Permit Information
  • Construction / building permits are issued only between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon
  • Plan check submittal hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm)
  • Always bring at least two sets of 24-by-36-inch plans for any commercial construction