Business Licenses are administered by the Community and Economic Development Department. Click here to go to the Community and Economic Development Department Web page.
City of Los Banos Ordinance No. 1163 became effective May 4, 2018. The ordinance provides a regulatory mechanism for the reasonable regulation of lawful businesses doing business within the City in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the City. If you are planning to open a new business, relocate your business, operate a business from your home, or conduct any business within the City of Los Banos, you are required to obtain a Business License prior to commencing business operations.
Subject to change without notice.
Please Note: Administrative fees vary depending on the type of business you will be conducting. Please call for specific information related to your type of business. All fees including Business License and Administrative Fees are due at the time you submit your application to the Community & Economic Development Department.
Use the following links to download a Business License application based on the type of business you will be conducting.
- Commercial Business License Application Packet for local businesses only
- Home Occupation Business License Application Packet
- Out of Town Business License Application Packet
- Massage Establishment Permit Application Packet for local massage establishments only
Effective January 1, 2013 and in accordance with Senate Bill No. 1186, the business license fee was increased by $1.00. Effective January 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2023, the $1.00 additional fee will increase to $4.00, as mandated by Assembly Bill 1379.
California Government Code Section 4469
On and after January 1, 2013, each city, county, or city and county shall provide to an applicant for a business license or equivalent instrument or permit and to an applicant for the renewal of a business license or equivalent instrument or permit, the following information:
Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
The Division of the State Architect at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Home.aspx
The Department of Rehabilitation at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov
The California Commission on Disability Access at www.ccda.ca.gov
Your business may require additional permits such as approval of an Administrative Permit or Conditional Use Permit or coordination with another agency or department to verify education, insurance and/or Livescan criminal history information, prior to issuance of a Business License. Please check if any permits or information is required prior to submitting an application for a Business License.
Please review and fill out the forms carefully. Incomplete or missing information may delay processing or approval of your Business License. Please submit completed Business License applications with all associated required documentation and appropriate fees to the Community & Economic Development Department located at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635.
For additional information, please call the Community & Economic Development Department at (209) 827-7000 ext. 118 or visit us at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. Business Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.