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Commercial Business License

Updated November 19, 2021

Temporary Service Closure

The City of Cerritos is preparing to offer online business license services, including the ability to apply, renew, and pay business license fees through an online portal. Due to required computer system upgrades, business license services will not be available onon Friday, December 3, 2021 all day and Monday, December 6, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For assistance, please call the Business License Office at (562) 916-1236. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Submit Your Application Online

In an effort to continue providing assistance to the public, the Department of Community Development has taken measures to accept business license applications via email. Please follow the instructions in the following document:

Business License Interim Electronic Submittal Procedure (PDF)

All applications can be submitted and processed online. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please call (562) 916-1236 or email If your questions or concens cannot be addressed via telephone or email, an appointment for an in-person visit may be scheduled with appropriate Business License staff by calling (562) 916-1236.

Please note that all of the forms below must be filled out in order to apply for a commercial business license.

The agreement and application forms may be filled out online, printed and mailed to the Business License Division at the address listed below.

Applications can be requested by calling (562) 916-1236 or by submitting an e-mail to Business License and asking for a packet to be mailed to you.

Applications must be mailed to:

Business License Division
City of Cerritos
18125 Bloomfield Avenue
P.O. Box 3130
Cerritos, CA 90703

or e-mailed to

Applications sent via fax will not be accepted.

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