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Conducting Business in La Puente

Chapter 5.04 of the La Puente Municipal Code requires every person conducting a business, profession, trade, or occupation within the City of La Puente to obtain a business license, and to pay the applicable business tax and all other appropriate business license fees.

Please note: All businesses are required to pay a State Mandated Fee of $4.00.


In-Town Businesses

In-Town Businesses are businesses that are based inside La Puente. Information such as name of the business, names of all business owners, the state resale tax number, and the federal employer tax identification number are requested. The application must be fully complete to be accepted.

New businesses, change of address, or change of ownership are required a $71.00 non-refundable one time application fee in addition to the business license tax and state mandated fee. The basic license tax fee is $50.00 plus $5.00 per employee, including the owner(s). These businesses are also required to pay a zoning clearance fee of $78.93.

In-Town businesses must submit a City Business License Application Form as well as a Notice To Prospective Businesses Statement of Intended Use (Form 30) required by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Prevention Division.

More information can be found in the applications below:

Please note that business licenses are non-transferable. 


    Home Based Businesses 

    Home based businesses within the City of La Puente are required the $71 non-refundable one time application fee, a zoning clearance fee of $78.93, and a home occupation inspection fee of $45, in addition to the business license tax and state mandated fee.

    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.


    Business Inspections

    Along with the application, the City will require certain inspections of the business location, depending on the type of business. The agencies conducting the inspections may include:

    • Planning Department
    • Code Enforcement
    • Building and Safety
    • Fire Department
    • Health Department


    Out-of-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 agent’s 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 are needed.


    More Information

    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.

    If you are terminating a business, please submit your request by completing the application below and returning to City Hall.

    For more information and/or assistance you can contact Regina Newcomb at (626) 855-1508, email businesslicense@lapuente.org.


    Business License List

    Monthly listing of business licenses issued in the City.

    May 2017

    June 2017

    July 2017

    August 2017

    September 2017

    October 2017

    November 2017

    December 2017

    January 2018

    February 2018

    March 2018

    April 2018

    May 2018

    June 2018

    July 2018

    August 2018

    September 2018

    October 2018

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