Conducting Business in La Puente
The City requires all persons conducting business within the City of La Puente to obtain a business license. To obtain a business license, the business must file an application with the City, pass any required inspections, and pay the appropriate business license fees.
Businesses are required to complete a business license application before conducting business:
- In-Town Application Form
- Out-of-Town Application Form
- For Home Business
- Notice to Prospective Businesses Statement of Intended Use - Form 30
Information such as name of the business, names of all business owners, the state resale tax number of the business and the federal employer tax identification number are requested. The application must be complete in order for it to be processed.
Along with the application, the City may require certain inspections of the business location, depending on the type of business. The agencies conducting the inspections may include:
- Fire Department
- Building and Safety
- Health Department
- Planning Department
All businesses within the city limits have a basic license tax fee of $50.00 plus $5.00 per employee, including owner(s). In addition, there is a $71.00* one-time application review fee. (*$45.00 for home occupation.) Effective March 11, 2015, a Zoning Clearance in the amount of $78.93 will be charged for all In-Town businesses.
Contractors and subcontractors are also required to obtain a business license if providing services in the City of La Puente. The general contractor fee is $50.00 and $40.00 for a subcontractor. The one-time application review fee of $71.00 is also required.
(Note: In order for agents of contractors to pull licenses and permits, it is the agents responsibility to have a notarized letter and a copy of the state contractor's card. Otherwise, only a valid driver's license and the state license card is needed.)
All business licenses must be renewed annually if the business continues operating in the City of La Puente. New businesses must apply in person at City Hall.
For a home occupancy business license application, the "Statement of Intended Use" is required with the application. A sample statement is included with the application form.
For more information and/or assistance you can contact Regina Newcomb at (626) 855-1508, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business License List
Monthly listing of business licenses issued in the City.