Contractor's Business License If you are doing work in South Pasadena but your business is not physically located here
Home Business License: if you live in South Pasadena and use your home as an office or as the headquarters for your business.
Commercial Business License: If your business is physically located in South Pasadena at a location other than your home.
Who needs to apply for a Business License?
You may apply online using our website (links provided above) or by phone at (626) 403-7258. Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed and approved by various departments prior to issuance. Your license will be emailed or mailed to you once approved.
A variety of classifications and rates are set forth in the Business License Ordinance. A brief rate schedule of the most common classifications is available on the City's Master Schedule of Fees.
Most business licenses are valid for one year, and must be renewed annually. For annual business licenses, a renewal notice will be mailed to you the month prior to your license expiring.
Your Business License is valid only within the city limits of South Pasadena - while doing business from your commercial/professional location, your residence, or when you are providing services to a resident or business within the city limits.
You may close your business license online at https://southpasadena.hdlgov.com/ or by phone at (626) 403-7258.
Your business license is not a permit to operate and does not authorize you to operate a business that is otherwise prohibited by law or ordinance.