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Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to obtain permits or licenses from other government agencies.
Below is a list of links and contact information for other agencies and new business resources.  Please contact a Business License Representative to confirm requirements for your specific business

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City of Chula Vista | Finance Department
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
(619) 585-5624
CVLicenses@chulavistaca.gov

 


Other Agencies - General

Business Name - Fictitious Name DBA (Doing Business As)
Contact Agency:  San Diego County Fictitious Name Bureau
Contact Phone:   (619) 237-0502
Local Address:    590 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Register to Pay California Income & Business Taxes
Contact Agency: State of California Franchise Tax Board
Contact Phone: (800) 852-5711
Local Address: 7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108

Register to Pay California Payroll Taxes (SEIN)

Contact Agency:  State of California Employment Development Dept.
Contact Phone:   (888) 745-3886

Workers' Compensation

Contact Agency:  State of California Div. of Workers' Compensation
Contact Phone:   (619) 767-2083
Local Address:    7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92108

Register to Pay Federal Taxes

Contact Agency:  Internal Revenue Service
Contact Phone:   (800) 829-4933
Local Address:    880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
Contact Agency:  Internal Revenue Service
Contact Phone:   (800) 829-3976
Local Address:    880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Incorporation

Contact Agency:  California Secretary of State
Contact Phone:   (916) 653-6814

Non-Profit Status (Non-profit determination letters must be obtained from both IRS and FTB)

Contact Agency:  Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Contact Phone:   (800) 829-3367
Local Address:    880 Front Street,  San Diego, CA 92101  

Contact Agency:  State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

Contact Phone:   (800) 852-5711
Local Address:    7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92108

Disability Access (SB1186) Notice

Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:


Other Agencies - Business Specific Licenses & Permits

Seller's Permit - Sales of Tangible Personal Property
Contact Agency:  State of California Board of Equalization (BOE)

Contact Phone:   (858) 385-4700eReg_button_001
Agency Fax:       (858) 675-4100
Local Address:    15015 Avenue of Science, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92128

Learn more and access the BOE's electronic registration system, "eReg".

International Importing and/or Exporting
Contact Agency:  U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Contact Phone:   (619) 652-9966 ext. 100
Local Address:     610 West Ash Street, Suite 1200, San Diego, CA 92101

Sale and/or Preparation of Food or Perishable Products
Contact Agency:  San Diego County Food Program
Contact Phone:   (858) 505-6900
Local Address:    5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123

Alcoholic Beverage License (ABC)
Contact Agency:  California Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Contact Phone:   (619) 525-4064
Local Address:    1350 Front Street, Room 5056, San Diego, CA 92101

Contractor's License
Contact Agency:  Contractors State License Board
Contact Phone:   (800) 321-CSLB

Family Child Care Home & Child Care Center Licenses
Contact Agency:  State of California Community Care Licensing Div.
Contact Phone:   (619) 767-2200
Local Address:     7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92108

Vehicle Dealer's License
Contact Agency:  California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Contact Phone:   (800) 852-5711
Local Address:     30 North Glover Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Automotive Repair & Smog Check Licenses
Contact Agency:  California Bureau of Automotive Repair
Contact Phone:   (858) 716-1025
Local Address:     16855 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 112, San Diego, CA 92127

Locksmith License (Companies & Employees)
Contact Agency:  CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services
Contact Phone:   (800) 952-5210

Barbering & Cosmetology Licenses
(Cosmetologists, Barbers, Manicurists, Estheticians, & Electrologists)
Contact Agency:  California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
Contact Phone:   (800) 952-5210

Real Estate License
Contact Agency:  California Department of Real Estate
Contact Phone:   (619) 525-4192
Local Address:     1350 Front Street, Suite 1063, San Diego, CA 92101


Other Cities - Business Licenses

  • Coronado: (619) 522-7320
  • Del Mar: (858) 755-9354
  • El Cajon: (619) 441-1721
  • Escondido: (760) 738-4305
  • Imperial Beach : (619) 423-8300
  • La Mesa: (619) 667-1118
  • Lemon Grove : (619) 825-3800
  • National City : (619) 336-4341
  • Poway: (858) 668-4404
  • San Diego, City : (619) 615-1500
  • San Diego, County (Unincorporated Areas): (858) 495-5494
  • Santee: (619) 258-4100 ext. 144
  • Solana Beach: (858) 720-2441
  • Vista: (760) 639-6174
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      Other Business Resources

      City of Chula Vista, Economic Development: (619) 691-5248

      Location: 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 9191

      Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce: (619) 420-6602
      Location: 233 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

      Third Avenue Village Association: (619) 422-1982
      Location: 353 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

      South County Economic Development Council: (619) 424-5143

      California Secretary of State Business Info

      California Small Business Assistance Center

      US Small Business Administration : (619) 557-7250

      San Diego Center for International Trade Dev.: (619) 482-6393

      View the ABCs of Starting a New Business in Chula Vista 

      Republic Services: (619) 421-9400
      Location: 881 Energy Way,Chula Vista, CA 91911

      Security Alarm Permits (PMAM): (877) 503-6727
      All businesses with alarms must obtain a Security Alarm Permit

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