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Business License Division

The City of Pacifica welcomes you - we wish you great success in your exciting new business venture! Be sure to visit the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce to connect, network, and be part of Pacifica's business community.

It is required to apply for a business license prior to commencing business operations. 

  • This applies to any business activity conducted in the City, whether the business is based within Pacifica or is located outside of the City limits.
  • Includes home based businesses, building contractors, independent contractors, non-profit businesses, among others.
  • Business license taxes and fees help pay for City services like roads, fire, police, and other community services, which benefit businesses, business owners, and the general public.

To review the City's Municipal Code related to business licenses, click here

Click here to view our Starting a Business in Pacifica- How to Guide, for some basic steps to starting a business in Pacifica.

Pacifica utilizes HdL for its business license application and processing. This site also offers an application for a Home Based Business and a Short-term Rental Application.

 Click here to Apply, Renew, Edit or Pay for a Pacifica Business License.