Business Licensing

Businesses within the City of La Cañada Flintridge must complete a Business License Tax Application. The fees for a business license are based on the type of business. Click here for the Fee Summary

Home-Based Businesses must submit a Home Occupation Permit Application in addition to a Business License Tax Application. Home-based businesses are permitted if certain criteria are met as set forth in the Municipal Code. The fees for a home-based business are based on whether the business is full-time or part-time (20 hours per week or less). There is also a one-time fee of $25 for processing all home occupation permits. 

Contractors must complete a Contractor Business License Tax Application before a building permit will be issued by the Building & Safety Division.  The Building & Safety Counter is open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Contractor Vehicle/Truck Decals are required.  Contractors must complete a Contractor Vehicle/Truck Decal Application.

Commercial Tree Service contractors must submit a supplement application.  A Business License is required.

Retailers of Tobacco/Tobacco Products are required to submit a Tobacco Retailers License Application to obtain a Tobacco Retailers Permit.  Current tobacco retailers can renew their licenses by submitting a Tobacco Retail License Renewal Notice to City Hall. A Business License is required.

Charitable Solicitation Permit Application

Commercial Solicitation Permit Application.  A Business License is required


Submit all applications to:

City of La Cañada Flintridge
Business License
1327 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011


Note: On September 19, 2012, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1186 which adds a State fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof.  The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with Federal and State disability laws, as specified.  This State law became effective January 1, 2013.