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*Our online business license renewal function is currently not operating. Payments can be mailed in or paid in person with the City Hall cashier. We apologize for the inconvenience and will have the online renewal back up and running as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the Finance Department at (909) 399-5453.

The Claremont Municipal Code requires most businesses operating or performing a service within Claremont to apply for and retain a business license (Business Tax Certificate). These include but are not limited to:

  • Any business in a retail, commercial, or industrial location.
  • Persons who have a home office or use their home as the headquarters of their business.
  • Businesses that are located outside of Claremont, but transact business within Claremont such as contractors, gardeners, repair people, consultants, etc.
  • Commercial or residential property owners renting two or more units.

Licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. Licensing fees depend on business type and/or gross receipts. Most businesses will also require special permits and authorization prior to the issuance of a business license.

It is the license holder's responsibility to contact the City if/when they are no longer conducting business.