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Business Licenses

Updated June 11, 2019

The City of Cerritos takes pride in providing its businesses with the best services and financial options to make doing business in Cerritos inexpensive and hassle free. The California Association for Local Economic Development awarded the City a 2007 “Award of Merit” for its Business Retention and Expansion program. The Los Angeles County economic Development Corporation named the City a finalist for the “Most Business-Friendly City Award” in 2007 and 2008.

Commercial Business License

Contractor Business License

Home Occupation Business License

Starting a Business in Cerritos (PDF)

Starting a Business in Cerritos: Flow Chart (PDF)

State Disability Access Fee and Resources

Tobacco Retailer’s License

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