How do I establish a business in Palmdale?


The requirements to establish a new business in the City vary by the type and location of the business. You will need to verify the zoning, building, and license requirements applicable to your business. Zoning information is available with the Planning Division located at 38250 Sierra Highway or at 661-267-5200.  Business License information is available at 38250 Sierra Highway or at 661-267-5434.

Staff is available to answer your questions by telephone from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. City staff recommends a careful check of the location's zoning, parking, permitted uses, and Building and Safety records before you buy or lease the property to establish a business. This assures you that the business is allowed in the zone, that development requirements are met, and that no known code violations exist on the property preventing investment of time and money in a site which will not meet your needs.

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1. What is needed to get a business license?
2. How do I establish a business in Palmdale?
3. Can I establish a business in my home?
4. What is required for a business license in a commercial or industrial building?
5. Do I need a business license?
6. I am renting my home. Do I need a business license?
7. How do I get a Seller's Permit?
8. How do I get a Fictitious Name Filing (Doing Business As)?
9. Can I transfer my business license to a new owner?
10. What is a Home Occupation Permit and who is required to have one?