Business Licenses


Business Licenses

Business Licenses are required of all persons or corporations conducting business within the City of Redlands.

Customers seeking to obtain a new business license or to renew an expired or expiring business license may apply through our Business Support Center in Fresno, CA online, call (909) 479-2111 or email

Click here to be taken to the Business License Online Application Portal

Please be advised that you may notice the following address listed on your Business License Application, Renewal Notice, and similar correspondence:

City of Redlands
8839 N Cedar Ave #212
Fresno, CA 93720-1832

Please be aware that this new address information simply reflects the City’s partnership with a third-party processor to manage applications and payments.

Please make sure you know the answers to these questions before calling or applying online:

  • Is your business located in the City of Redlands or outside our city limits?
  • If inside the city limits, will your business be located in a commercial area or an office out of your home?
  • What is the address of your business?
  • What type of product or service does your business provide?
  • If you are a contractor, please make sure to have your contractor’s license number.
  • With the passage of SB205 that became effective January 1, 2020, you will need to supply your Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC).  Instructions are available during the application and renewal process online.

Additional information:

  • New Business License Applications for in town commercially located businesses require a Zone Clearance Application.  
  • Some businesses may be required to apply for a building permit or a fire sprinkler permit depending on the type of business or activities. 

More information regarding the specific provisions of the City’s Municipal Code on business licenses can be found here: Chapter 5.04 – Business Licenses Generally.