Business Licensing

The Business Licensing Division is responsible for the issuance and annual renewal of all Business Licenses to all persons transacting and carrying on business within the City. This includes the issuance of permits for solicitor's, sales of goods or merchandise from vehicles such as catering trucks, ice cream trucks, taxicab companies and drivers, handbills, as well as permits for bingo. The Business License Division also ensures compliance with the City's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Ordinance which requires monthly reporting and remittances by the City’s various hotels and its Admissions Tax Ordinance which requires monthly reporting and remittances by various businesses in the City that charge an entry fee.  The City's TOT and Admission’s Tax rate is currently at 10%. A business license must be obtained prior to commencing business in the City.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga welcomes everyone who is interested in conducting business in the City. Below you will find a series of links and additional information that will provide you with a step-by-step procedure that you may follow when applying for a new business license or renewal either in person at City Hall, online or by downloading a business license application form.  Additionally, information is provided on the different classification of businesses, the applicable business license fees, and other helpful information for business owners.

We hope that you will be successful in your business endeavor and wish to thank you for choosing to conduct your business in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. The City's Business Licensing staff is also available to provide you with assistance or answer any questions you may have about obtaining or renewing a business license. The City's Business Licensing staff can be reached at 909-919-2948, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except holidays, or by email at