View the Tustin Business Lookup page to view a listing of businesses and owner information.
Renewing Your License
View the renewing your business license page for more information.
Obtaining a License
Any individual, partnership or corporation, wishing to conduct a business within the City of Tustin must first obtain a business license. This applies whether the business is home-based, mobile, "store front" or located out of the City with agents working in the City.
In addition, those businesses having more than one branch and/or more than one business venture at the same location must have a separate business license for each branch or venture.
Business license fees start at $25.
Certain types of businesses require special permits. To determine if you need this type of permit, call the Business License Division.
Business License Tax
The business license tax period is a calendar year beginning January 1 and expiring December 31. The City prorates fees quarterly for new business.
Once obtained, a business license renewal will automatically be forwarded to your mailing address approximately one month prior to the expiration date.
Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the business owner's responsibility in renewing the business license. Failure to pay the license tax when due will result in a penalty of 25% of such license tax on the last day of each month after the due date. The amount of such penalty shall not exceed 100% of the amount of the license tax due per Ordinance Number 328, Section 27.
Complying with Regulations
In addition to the business license, a business must also comply with all City Zoning and Building regulations.
- Building Division Phone: 714-573-3131
- Planning Division Phone: 714-573-3140
County, Regional, State and Federal Agency permits may also be required for certain types of business.