||Welcome to the City of Irvine Business License homepage. The City of Irvine is excited that you’ve chosen to operate a business in our city and we value the many businesses that have made Irvine their home.
The City of Irvine requires all businesses (commercial and residential) operating within the City to have a business license (Code of Ordinances Section 4-6-201). You have 60 days from the date you start conducting business, in the City of Irvine, to obtain a business license.
The business license requirement enables the City to maintain a database of businesses within the City that is used for police emergency responses, sales tax purposes, and a multitude of demographic studies. Public information that is collected on the business license application is available to the community and is also beneficial in providing assistance to the business community for economic development purposes and coordinating business information with other government agencies.
To submit your new business license online, click on New Business License
To renew your business license online, click on Renew Business License
To search for a business license by name or address, or to check the status of a business license, click on Search and Status
To view a list of agencies to contact before starting a business, click on Agencies
To download and print a form, click on the name of the form below:
Home Occupation Application
Change of Physical Location Application
Change of Business Name and/or Mailing Address
If you need additional information, a City of Irvine Business License representative can be reached via e-mail at IrvineBusinessLicense@cityofirvine.org or call the information line at (949) 724-6310. The Business License desk is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.