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Resources for Obtaining Application Information
You need to find out a number of important facts before you fill out an application.

Call the Business License Division at (626) 812-5249 or email them to find out the following information:
  • The approximate length of time required to process your application
  • The types of required inspections, if any
  • The fees that are involved
  • The forms you will need to complete

Call the Planning Division at (626) 812-5289 to ask if there are restrictions or permits required on the use of the building where you plan to locate your business.

Call the County Fire Department at (626) 969-7876 for a fire safety inspection.

Call the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office at (562) 462-2177 if you need to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement.

Call the State Board of Equalization at (310) 908-5280 if you will be selling or leasing products, for a sellers permit or resale number.

If you will be hiring employees:
  • Call the State Employment Development Department at (888) 745-3886
  • Call the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-3676 to get a federal identification number

Call the Los Angeles County Health Department at (626) 813-3360 if you will be serving food.

Call the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at (626) 575-6901 if you will be selling alcohol.

Call the South Coast AQMD at (909) 396-2000 if you need an Air Quality Permit. 

Call the Azusa Economic Development Division at (626) 812-5289 if you are looking for a location for your business.