Issuing a business license for your new location may require multiple department approvals. Annual business license taxes paid in the current year will transfer to your new location. However, you will be charged a one-time $12 change of location fee, and a one-time zoning fee. Additional fees may be charged based on the characteristics of your new location.
- Business licenses expire on December 31st every year and must be renewed annually. You are responsible for renewing your license before it expires, but the City will send you a courtesy reminder notice in November each year.
- All persons transacting, engaging in, or carrying on any business within Chula Vista must get a business license. Learn more
- The City does not accept credit card payments over the phone. If you would like to pay by credit card, please visit us during regular counter hours. You may also be able to pay your bill online.
- Please use the Finance Department's drop box for after hours payments. The drop box is located adjacent to the Finance Department. DO NOT deposit cash in the drop box.
We accept cash, check, money order ,Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, and debit cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo for in person payments.