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HdL Business Support Center
323-329-5776



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The City has contracted with HdL Companies to provide assistance to the business community for all business license needs. 

Click here to apply, renew, search for a business, pay an outstanding business license balance, or close a business


Any person or entity who conducts any business, trade, profession, enterprise, establishment or occupation within the city shall obtain a license whether or not the physical business address is in or outside of the City. These include, but are not limited to: 
  • Apartment owners renting four or more units 
  • Businesses located within the City such as retail stores, wholesalers, manufacturers and service providers 
  • Businesses, which are located outside the City, but transact business in the City such as contractors, cleaners, repair people, gardeners 
  • Commercial/Industrial rental property owners 
  • Home-based businesses
  • Independent contractors such as doctors, hairdressers, janitors
  • Ice cream, produce, bakery and catering trucks 

Certain businesses may require other permit approvals in addition to filing a business license application and payment of the business license tax.