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Agencies To Contact Before Starting a Business

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

Contact the City of Irvine Development Assistance Center at (949) 724-6308 to confirm your business activity meets the land use requirements of the City's Zoning Code.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION ASSISTANCE OFFERED
Department of Industrial Relations http://www.dir.ca.gov Labor laws and Workers' Compensation
Trademark and Service Marks www.sos.ca.gov/business/ts/ California only
U.S. Small Business Administration (714) 550-7420
www.sba.gov

For information on aid, counsel, and assisting small businesses

Services Corporation of Retired Executives (SCORE) (714) 550-7369
www.score.org
Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"How to Start a Business"
Irvine Chamber of Commerce (949) 660-9112
www.irvinechamber.com
Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Membership Information
CalRecycle Waste & Recycling Compliance City of Irvine
Community Services Department
Mike Byrne
(949) 724-6357
mbyrne@cityofirvine.org

Michael Balliet
Michael Balliet Consulting
(949) 837-3618
mikeballiet1@yahoo.com
California law now requires businesses to recycle (Assembly Bill 341). All businesses that produce four or more cubic yards of trash (equal to 1 dumpster) per week must arrange for recycling services. You must contact the City of Irvine or its recycling consultant, SCS Engineers, for assistance in complying with this law and implementing a recycling program. SCS can provide a free waste analysis to determine the required trash and recycling services for your business. You can also check with SCS to see if you are eligible to receive recycling service free of charge.
OTHER CERTIFICATION, LICENSING, OR PERMIT AGENCIES
AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION ASSISTANCE OFFERED
Secretary of State

1230 J St. #100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-3365
www.ss.ca.gov

Incorporation or business names
Orange County Clerk Recorder

12 Civic Center Plaza #101
Santa Ana, CA 92702
(714) 834-2500
www.ocrecorder.com

or

24031 El Toro Road #150
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Fictitious business name.
Newspapers should offer this service as well.
Internal Revenue Service

(800) 829-4933 (phone)
(215) 516-3990 (fax)
www.irs.gov

The IRS requires an SS-4 application to be filled out in order for you to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). This number is to be used in place of your Social Security Number.

State Board of Equalization

16715 Von Karman Avenue #200
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 440-3473
www.boe.ca.gov

Obtain a Seller's Permit
Orange County Environmental Health

1241 E. Dyer Road #120
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 433-6000
www.ochealthinfo.com

Health Permits for businesses involved in food services
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

28 Civic Center Plaza #369
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 558-4101
www.abc.ca.gov.com

Licenses to Serve Alcohol
Contractors State License Board

(800) 321-2752
www.cslb.ca.gov

Contractor Licenses
Department of Consumer Affairs

(800) 952-5210
www.dca.ca.gov

Auto repair, airplane repair, hairdressers, etc.
Employment Development Department

2099 State College Blvd. #401
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 558-4101
www.edd.ca.gov.com

Disability insurance, income tax withholding, state, payroll, job services, etc.