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Business License Online Application

**Assembly Bill 3002 went into effect on January 1, 2019, which provides information regarding disability access requirements and resources to business owners.

To read the full notice in English, click HERE. To view in other languages click HERE.

City of National City- New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Business licenses are renewed on an annual basis and expire at the end of December of each year.

2. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of National City. 

3. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses.  Sole owner or partnerships are required to provide Social Security number or California 
driver's license number for all owners/partners.  LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number 
(FEIN) or State Employee Identification Number (SEIN) for the business.

4. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive an email verifying the receipt of application. Within 3 
business days you will receive an email containing the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online.

The City of National City would like to welcome you to its business community.  We know that starting a new business can be exciting and challenging.  

We wish you the greatest success in your new venture!

If you need any assistance with the application process, please call (619) 382-2596 to speak with a customer service representive.