Business Licenses


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

In order to maintain the health and safety of our residents, business community, staff and others, the One Stop Permit Center/Customer Service Suite 15A office has been closed to the public effective March 17, 2020.

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 online or call (909) 479-2111.

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.