Business License Information

The Rancho Palos Verdes business license ordinance is non-regulatory and has been enacted solely to raise revenue for municipal purposes.

For Home-Based Businesses

For home-based businesses, verify that you have read and understood the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Home Occupancy Standards (PDF).

The online application process will guide you through the process of calculating your correct business license tax and the steps to pay with a credit card or check. Please see the special instructions at the top of this page, for 2023 business license renewals. Our online business license application platform is in the process of getting updated.

Other Options for Submitting a Business License Application

In Person

Complete and submit your license application in person at City Hall inside the Community Development Department.

By Mail

Send your completed business license application to:
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Attention: Business License
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2023 Business License Applications

More Information

For more information on submitting an application or for questions, call the Business License Coordinator at 310-544-5301 or