Business Licenses


Appointments will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday.

Appointments can be made using our online appointment system at the following link:

The City will continue to follow safety protocols.  When arriving for an appointment, please wait outside until your name is called.  A face covering is required to enter any City offices and throughout your visit to City Hall.

Please note, walk-in services are not currently offered.  An appointment is required for counter services.

Business License Applications can still be processed online via email.  Details are outlined below.

To obtain a new or re-activate your expired business license, please follow the instructions below.  Submit your completed application to:  BLMAIL@REDONDO.ORG

After Licensing has processed your application, you will receive an email with payment instructions. You will have the option to pay online with your credit/debit card (Mastercard or Visa ONLY) or by mailing a check, cashier's check or money order to the Cashier's Office.

Except for CONTRACTORS, the following documents must be submitted with your business license application. Some documents may not be applicable.
1) Copy of Seller's Permit
2) Copy of IRS letter verifying tax id (EIN) number
3) Copy of any applicable occupational licenses from the State of CA (doctor, lawyer, accountant, real estate, cosmetology, massage, etc.)
4) Copy of Fictitious Business Name (DBA) filing with LA County Registrar-Recorder Office
5) Copy of Statement of Information filed with the CA Secretary of State if business entity is a Corporation or Limited Liability Company

If you are a CONTRACTOR, please complete the following application form:

Business License Application

Tax and Fee Rates for CA State Licensed Contractors:

CA State Contractor Licenses BL Tax + CA SB1186 Fee Total
A - General Engineering Contractor $192 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $196
B - General Building Contractor $257 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $261
C/D - Specialty Contractor $129 + $4 (SB1186 Fee) $133


If you are conducting business from a RESIDENTIAL LOCATION IN REDONDO BEACHplease complete the following application form:
Business License Application - Home Occupation
Tax Rate: 
$54 for Part-Time Occupation or $103 for Full-Time Occupation

If you are conducting business from a commercial or industrial location in Redondo Beach or a location outside the Cityplease complete the following application form:  Business License Application
Tax Rate: Staff will advise after we have processed your business license application, as rates vary depending on the type of business activity. 

If you have commercial or residential rental property in Redondo Beach
please complete the following application form:  Business License Application
Tax Rate: $20 for the first unit and $8 for each additional unit. 
If you have employees, the tax rate is $18 per employee.


Please send completed business license applications to:




Business Licensing
Financial Services Department
415 Diamond St., Door 1 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 

Telephone: (310) 318-0603

Fax: (310) 937-6666