Business License Forms & Resources


Applications

Business License Application Packets

The quickest way to apply for a Santa Monica business license is online. However, the following application packets may be downloaded and returned to the Business License office.

  • Commercial Business (operating in/from a commercial location in Santa Monica)
  • Residential Business (operating in/from a residential location in Santa Monica)
  • Lessor (leasing or subleasing of commercial or residential property located in Santa Monica)
  • Vendor (vending from a vehicle or from private property)
  • Delivery (delivery of goods only)
  • Vehicle for Hire (automobile or motor-propelled vehicle used for the transportation of passengers)
  • Event Planner (event planners and promoters only)
  • Out-of-City Business (all other business activities)

Permit Applications

The City of Santa Monica imposes regulatory restrictions on certain business activities to address public safety and to benefit the public welfare, and requires businesses to obtain a police or other regulatory permit in conjunction with its business license. The permits listed below are required by the business activities indicated:

* If you are applying for a Santa Monica business license online, you may be required to complete and upload additional forms to your application. Please select each of the permit applications above that relate to your business activity.


Additional/Supplemental Forms

* If you are applying for a Santa Monica business license online, you may be required to complete and upload additional forms to your application. Please select each of the forms above that relate to your business location and/or activity.


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