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Business License
The City of West Covina welcomes new business enterprises and values the many businesses that have made West Covina their home.

Any individual, corporation, sole proprietor, partnership or any entity operating a business within the City of West Covina are required to have a business license (City of West Covina Municipal Code Section 14-18). You are required to obtain a business license within 15 days of the commencement of business in the City. Penalties will apply if applications are received after this 15-day period.

To apply for a license, please complete, sign and submit the application forms along with your payment. Applications may be downloaded from this site and are also available at the West Covina City Hall Business License counter. If you need more information, please feel free to contact the Business License department at (626) 939-8447 and we will be happy to assist you.

West Covina City Hall
Business License Counter
Room 308
1444 W. Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Fridays

Dear Business Owner,

Did you know that most of City of West Covina business licenses can now be renewed online? Renewal notices are mailed prior to the expiration of your current business license.

To apply on-line, you must have a valid Visa, Mastercard or Discover, the current business license number and the renewal PIN number, which is printed on the bottom, right-hand corner of the renewal notice. If there is no PIN number on your renewal notice, your business is required to renew by mail, or in person.

Below are a few conditions that would require a new business license. If any of these items apply to your business please contact our offices for more information:

  • Your business has moved to a new location.
  • Change of owners (exemptions: changing of officers for Corporations, LLC or LLP’s).
  • Change of business name.
  • Change of business activity.
  • Change in Federal Identification number.


  • Your business license requires renewal of a permit using a separate form.

If you are eligible to renew online, please click here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Business License Department at (626) 939-8447 or visit our offices at 1444 W Garvey Ave, West Covina, CA 91790.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:30pm. We are closed on Fridays.