All businesses operating in the City of Lakewood need a business license.
Follow the steps below to submit your application for approval.
Payment is not collected in advance. You will be notified of the amount due once approved.
Call 562-866-9771, extension 2622 for information on the business license process.
Business licenses cannot be handled by phone; a hard copy application is required.
If you prefer to apply for your business license in person, Lakewood's Administrative Services department staff will be happy to help.
A hard copy of the completed form is required to process the business license request.
Bring the completed form to the Administrative Services Counter, located nearest the Clark Avenue entrance to City Hall.
Your form will be processed and, once approved, you will be notified of the amount due.
Payment is not collected when you submit the business license application.
A hard copy of the completed form is required to process the business license request. No email or online submissions are accepted at this time.
City of Lakewood
Business License Division
P.O. Box 220
Lakewood, CA 90714
Do not include payment!
Mail applications to: