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A Business License is required of all entities engaging in business within the Chino Hills City limits, including home administrative offices, temporary activities and businesses with offices located outside the City.
All businesses located in the City of Chino Hills are required to obtain a business license. To apply for a new Business License, please download the Business License application (PDF) or visit the Community Development Department. Please submit payment with your application either at the counter with an appointment or via mail.
Commercial or Storefront businesses may also be required to obtain a Zoning Clearance and/or a Certificate of Occupancy in addition to the Business License. See table below for fees. *Please call the Community Development Department to determine the required business fees.
Home-based businesses are required to obtain a business license even if the primary business activity occurs outside of the home. Additionally, a Home Occupation Permit (PDF) is required. See table below for fees. Please submit payment with your application either at the counter with an appointment or via mail.
Senate Bill 205 compliance. Senate Bill 205 (SB 205) is a new California State law (effective January 1, 2020), which addresses the issues of stormwater pollution that remain unregulated by California’s clean water laws. SB 205, requires a business or person applying to the City for a new/initial business license or a renewal business license with a regulated Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code, processes and/or activities that have the potential to pollute stormwater, to demonstrate compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Industrial General Permit (IGP). Click (here) for additional information.
IN-CITY Business Fees
|Business License Fee||$ 16.20|
|State Disability Access Fee||$ 4.00|
|City Processing Fee (does not apply for license renewals via mail or online)||$ 81.00|
|TOTAL BUSINESS LICENSE FEES||$101.20|
|HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT FEE||$ 98.00|
|ZONING/USE REVIEW FEE (Commercial Locations Only)||$148.00|
|CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FEE (Commercial Locations Only)||$123.00|
Payment is required at time of submittal. Applications received via mail without payment will not be processed.
All businesses located outside of the City of Chino Hills are required to obtain a business license if they have business activity in the City. To apply for a Business License over the phone, please call HdL at (909) 740-3187. See table below for fees.
OUT-OF-CITY Business License Fees
|Business License Fee||$16.20|
|State Disability Access Fee||$ 4.00|
|TOTAL BUSINESS LICENSE FEES*||$20.20|
*An $81 processing fee will be added to Out-of-City business license applications that are processed at the City of Chino Hills.
Business License Certificates
Business license certificates will be sent via USPS or email 2 to 3 weeks after your application and payment have been submitted. If you need a duplicate certificate, please call HdL at (909) 740-3187.
Business License Renewals
Business license renewals can be completed online or by phone. Click here to renew your business license online and refer to the business license renewal form for pin information. You may also call HdL at (909) 740-3187 to renew by phone. If you need a duplicate renewal form, please call HdL at (909) 740-3187.
Business License Search
To search a Chino Hills business license, please use the Business License Search.
Newly Licensed Businesses
The Monthly New Business License Report contains a listing of businesses that have applied for a business license within a given month. It provides the business name, owner’s name, and business phone number. This report is updated the first week of each month for the previous month’s activity.