A business license is required to conduct any type of business in the City of Downey, including home occupation, temporary activities and contractors with offices outside of Downey. Prior to signing a lease or purchasing property, be sure to call the Planning Division at (562) 904-7154 to verify your business is permitted at the location.
Go Green: Register for a New Business Online
The City of Downey is proud to announce that starting in 2014 you can apply for a new business license online. It is fast, easy and secure.
Applications are also Accepted in Person
Downey City Hall
1st Floor - Planning Division
11111 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Hours: M-F 7:30am-5:30pm
Be advised that there is a non-refundable business license application fee of $31.00 is required for all new (online and paper) business license applications. For questions regarding new business license applications please email: BusReg-NewAccount@downeyca.org.
Renew Business Registration Online
It is fast, easy and secure to renew your business registration online. All you need is your Account Number and PIN, both are shown on your renewal notice. .
For questions regarding renewing your business license applications please email BusReg-Renewal@downeyca.org.
For general questions regarding business licenses, please email BusReg-Generalinquiry@downeyca.org or call (562) 904-7246.