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Apply for a Business License

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You may obtain the required forms here, in person at City Hall, or you may contact our office to request them by fax, email or the US mail. Completed forms must be delivered with payment in person at City Hall or by US mail.

Required Forms

From a Residence
Within Claremont

From a Commercial Location
Within Claremont

Within Claremont
But Office Location is Not in Claremont

Owner of Massage Establishment
Within Claremont

Working at a Salon
as a Nail/Hair/Massage Technician

      Is My Business Tax Certificate Transferable?  No. Certificates are terminated when business ownership or location changes. Please advise the Business License Office when you relocate or terminate your business for any reason.

      Additional Requirements

      Zoning & Building Regulations
      Businesses must comply with all City zoning and building regulations. For additional information or staff assistance, please contact the Planning Division at 909-399-5470 or the Building Division at 909-399-5471.

      Special Permits & State Licensing
      Some types of businesses require special permits and/or licensing, which must be obtained prior to submitting a business license application. For additional information or staff assistance, please contact the Financial Services Department at 909-399-5398.

      Sign Regulations
      The City of Claremont has a sign ordinance, which requires a permit for the display of advertising flags and banners. If you plan on installing a new sign or making changes to an existing one, please contact the Community Development Department at 909-399-5470.

      Burglar Alarm Permit
      If you plan on installing an alarm, permits are required by the City to ensure that alarm systems are in compliance with the alarm ordinance. Contact the Police Department at 909-399-5411.

      Post Your Business Tax Certificate
      Business Licenses (Business Tax Certificates) must be posted in public view at the fixed location of the business. If no fixed location exists in the City, the responsible party must carry the Business License with them while conducting business in Claremont.

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