Business Licenses

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.

In-City Businesses

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.

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.

 IN-CITY Business Fees

Fee Type
Amount
Business License Fee$14.43
State Disability Access Fee$4.00
City Processing Fee (does not apply for license renewals via mail or online)$38.00
 TOTAL BUSINESS LICENSE FEES$56.43
  HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT FEE$92.00
* ZONING CLEARANCE FEE$139.00
* CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FEE$116.00


Out-Of-City Businesses

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. A $38 processing fee will be added to Out-of-City business license applications that are processed at the City of Chino Hills.

OUT-OF-CITY Business License Fees

Fee TypeAmount
Business License Fee$14.43
State Disability Access Fee$4.00
TOTAL BUSINESS LICENSE FEES$18.43

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Business License Certificates

Business  license certificates will be mailed 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 or 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 Renewal Online

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.

Monthly New Business License Report (PDF)