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Business License Application

The City of Irvine requires all organizations operating within the City to have a business license (Code of Ordinances Section 4-6-201 and Section 4-6-207). This requirement enables the City to maintain a database of businesses used for police emergency responses, disaster preparedness, sales tax purposes, and demographic studies. Certain public information is also beneficial in providing assistance to the business community for economic development purposes and coordinating business information with other governmental agencies.

You have sixty (60) days from the date you start your business to obtain a business license. Applications received after this period will be subject to a late fee.

Irvine business license tax is fixed at $51 annually; however, businesses may qualify for a reduction in business license tax if its annual gross receipts are less than $4,000 as defined in Irvine Municipal Code Section 4-6-202. Please contact the Business License office via phone at (949) 724-6310 or e-mail at irvinebusinesslicense@cityofirvine.org for further information and instructions. 

Apply for a New Business License 

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