Business Licensing

Ready to serve, our virtual doors are open -  Most licensing services can be done remotely via phone or online. In-person appointments are also available.

Thank you for your partnership with the City of Rancho Cucamonga.


Apply for a Business License 

Apply for Short-Term Rental Permit

Renew a Business License

Pay a Citation

Appeal a Citation

Street Vendors (English)

Street Vendors (Spanish)


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, sidewalk vending, handbills, short-term rental 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.

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.

-Your Business Licensing Staff