All businesses and contractors, including rental property owners, operating in the City of Alhambra need a Business License (submitted to Finance Department) and a Zoning Clearance and Occupancy Permit or Home Occupation Permit (submitted to the Development Services Department-Economic Development Division).
Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed and assigned a license number.
The Business License Tax Certificate is issued after all approvals are made.
License Renewal of Existing Business Licenses
Most business licenses are issued annually, to be renewed each year within 30 days of expiration to avoid penalties and interest charges.
Renewal is through the Finance Department (First floor of Alhambra City Hall) 111 S First Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Information Required for a Business License
The name of the business or individual
The physical address/mailing address of the business
Residential and commercial rentals need to list the locations and unit numbers
Contact names and phone numbers
Description of the type of business to be conducted
Tax identification number (Social Security or Federal ID number)
Type of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation)
Partnerships must list at least two names with information and signatures of all parties
Corporations should list major officers
Contractors must list the state license number and class
Estimation of gross receipts for the first year of business