Starting a Business in the City of Los Alamitos
The City of Los Alamitos welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you success in your new venture!
The City of Los Alamitos requires all businesses operation within the City limits, including property owners and independent contractors, to obtain a business license and to pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.
There are many things you should consider when starting a business. The goal of this web page is to help the new business owner understand the business license process. Included under the helpful forms section is an informative guide on how to get your business started in the City of Los Alamitos.
You can also download a copy of the business license application required for your type of business. Applications are available for home based businesses, commercial based businesses, and contractors or service providers that are based outside the City of Los Alamitos. The fastest way to apply for a business license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the "start now" button located on the right of this page and select the "apply" option from the main menu.
If you need further assistance or help applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at LosAlamitos@hdlgov.com or by phone at (562) 321-5683. All questions and applications are now processed online or over the phone.