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Business License

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS REQUIRE A BUSINESS LICENSE IN THE CITY OF HALF MOON BAY:

  1. You are conducting any kind of business for profit or for your livelihood within the city limits of Half Moon Bay
  2. You have a Fictitious Business Name Certificate
  3. You have a State Board of Equalization Resale Permit
  4. You have a listing in the commercial directory Yellow Pages, Business White Pages, the newspaper, local business guides, real estate multiple listing books or any other similar listings
  5. You have a home based business


PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO OBTAIN A BUSINESS LICENSE:

  1. Confirm with the Planning Department that your business is permissible in the location you are considering
  2. Fill out the application completely
  3. Pay the required fee and return it along with your completed application to City Hall.
  4. Appropriate permits and approvals from Planning, Building, Police and any other department of the City may have to be secured before your business may start. All applicable federal, state, county and city laws, ordinances or regulations must be followed before your business may start. 
  5. You will receive your certificate in approximately 3-4 weeks.


*  Click here for printable - icon Master - Business License Application 2014-15 with SB 1186 Fee
*  Click here for printable - icon Application for a Business License Inspection
*  You may obtain a Business License application in person at:

       
Half Moon Bay City Hall
501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay 94019
Offices are open from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday


For questions please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 650-726-8779


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

icon New Business Resource Information

icon Business License - Frequently Asked Questions

icon Statement of Non-Operation of Business

* Please cllck here to request a Business License Penalty & Interest Waiver, Payment Plan, Refund.