Business License and Permits

Business License issues business licenses and permits to companies located in the City, and those located outside the City that do business in the City.

Business License for Commercial Based Business

For PDF applications: print, complete, and mail the PDF or email the application to

Prior to approval of a business license, a Zoning Clearance Occupancy Review is required.

Business License for Home-based Business

Prior to approval of a business license, a completed Home Occupation Permit Application is required.

Business License for Single Family Rentals

Prior to completing this application, a Residential Rental Unit Registration must be completed.

Fill out the Single Family Rental Application online or download the application in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).

Business License for Contractors

Business Permits

View various business permit applications for the City of Palmdale.

Business License Renewals

Renew your business license using the online portal.

Senate Bill 1186 (Steinberg, Disability Access)

On January 1, 2013, Government Code Section 4467 became effective, establishing the Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund and adding a state fee of $1 to all new local business licenses or renewals.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the State mandated $1 fee for accessibility training increased to $4. 

For information regarding this bill, visit the following websites: