Business License

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Welcome to Pomona! We are pleased that you are interested in becoming a part of our Pomona business community and we wish you much success!

Taxes and fees collected as part of the Business License Program help fund essential services such as:

Street repairs | Parks | Police | Fire

The Business License team is responsible for levying and collecting taxes, fees, and other assessments as well as licensing all businesses that operate within the City. 

All individuals and companies doing business in the City of Pomona are required by the City Code (Section 50-331, et. seq.) to obtain a City of Pomona Business License prior to commencing operations. Application for a license may be made online using the below link or at the Business License counter (of the Revenue Management Division) on the first floor of City Hall, during our regular business hours.

Business License Portal

It should be noted that both residential and commercial property rentals are considered as business operations, and must be licensed accordingly.

*If you are a contractor based outside of the City of Pomona and you are pulling permits with Building & Safety, the Business License will be added to the invoice that is prepared when applying for the permits. Please inform the Clerk at City Hall when applying for your permit.

Please feel free to call the Business License Unit at 909-620-2343, should you wish additional information.

Business License Counter
City Hall
505 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

Mailing Address:
City of Pomona
Attn: Revenue / Business License
P.O. Box 660
Pomona CA 91769

Business License Tax Schedule

Senate Bill 205 - Stormwater Discharge Compliance

California Senate Bill No. 205 (SB205), approved in October 2019 mandates “regulated” industrial facilities demonstrate enrollment under the State Water Resources Control Boards (SWRCB) Industrial General Permit (IGP) prior to being issued a new or renewed business license. To meet the requirements of SB205, businesses applying for a business license within the City of Pomona must complete and submit the Environmental Questionnaire (link below). SB205 is effective as of January 1, 2020.

Applicants that fall under a certain category will need to provide, under penalty of perjury, their primary State Industrial Classification (SIC) Code.

If the SIC Code is regulated by the IGP, then one of the following must also be provided: Waste Discharge Identification Number (WDID), WDID Application Number, No Exposure Certification Identification Number (NEC), or Notice of Non-applicability Identification Number (NONA). The City is also required to confirm that information submitted to demonstrate enrollment or application actually applies to that business and its facility/facilities.

View more information and assistance regarding IGP coverage.

Sidewalk Vending

Senate Bill 1186 - State Disability Access Fee

A state fee of $4 on any applicant for a local business or similar instrument or permits, or renewal thereof.

"Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:

AB 1607

California Law prohibits any business from discriminating, with respect to the price charged for services of similar or like kind, against a person because of a person’s gender. Please read the below requirements for businesses in regards to AB 1607.

Thank you for choosing to do business in the City of Pomona!

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