Business Registration/Licensing

Business Registration/Licensing

Provider: CITY OF SANTA MONICA

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This is the government office for the city of Santa Monica. Services include a city attorney, election information, city information lines, business licensing, building and occupancy inspections, permits and planning and zoning. Geographic restrictions apply for some services; business-related services are provided only for businesses located in Santa Monica.

The city provides building permits, electrical permits, elevator permits, mechanical permits and plumbing permits for any contracted work done within city limits. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or walk in for information or service or to apply for a business license. Individuals may also apply on the city's website address, (www.santa-monica.org). Licenses must be approved by the planning department; special permits may be required. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for most services. The business license and permit fees vary.
Application Procedure
Languages
Spanish
Service Condition Fee

Address

1685 Main St.

Santa Monica , CA 90401 (Physical)

Get directions

Website

www.smgov.net
Service hours
Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:30pm; alternate Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Service/Intake

(310) 458-8702 (Housing) (310) 458-8745 (Business Licenses) (310) 458-8211 (City Clerk) (310) 458-8310 (Community and Cultural Services) (310) 458-4984 (Public Works - Code Enforcement/Complaints)

TDD

(310) 917-6626 (City Hall TTY/TDD)

Service/Intake and Administration

(310) 458-8411

FAX

(310) 917-6640 (City Hall FAX)

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