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Commercial Business License

Business license applications are accepted through the City’s online portal at Please visit the online portal for instructions on setting up your account and applying for a City of Cerritos business license. As part of your business license application, you will need to upload the following supporting documents in the portal:

For proposed school/education uses only, you will need to submit a Schedule of Classes in addition to the documents listed above.

Resubmit After Making Corrections

Upon submitting an application, you will be notified if corrections are required. To resubmit your application after making the required corrections, please follow the resubmittal instructions here.


To renew your City business license, please follow the renewal instructions on your renewal notice. Renewal notices are mailed and emailed 45 days before business license expiration.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

To help us better serve you, please take a short one-minute customer satisfaction survey to provide any feedback for improvement.

For more information, please call the Business License Office at (562) 916-1236 or email

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