A business license is required for most businesses that are either physically located in the City of La Quinta or conduct business in the City. In addition, businesses that operate from their personal residence are required to apply for a Home Occupation Business Permit, which is issued through The Hub.
** Please note that applications will only be processed when and if all requirements have been completed. Incomplete applications will be returned and will not be processed. Please contact The Hub at (760) 777-7125 or email us at LQBL@LAQUINTACA.GOV if you have any questions.
BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS:
BUSINESSES LOCATED IN THE CITY OF LA QUINTA
This application should be used for all business that are located in La Quinta and conduct business in La Quinta.
BUSINESS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LA QUINTA
This application should be used if you are conducting business in the City of La Quinta and live outside the city limits and are not a contractor or consultant for the City of La Quinta.
STATE LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR & SUB-CONTRACTOR
This application should be used if you are a California state licensed general contractor or sub-contractor.
CITY OF LA QUINTA CONSULTANT/CONTRACTOR
This application should be used for all consultants or contractors that have agreements/contracts with the City of La Quinta.
This application should be used for every person transacting or engaged in the rental or four or more dwelling units in any apartment house, rooming-house, houses for rent, or other living accommodations and shall pay an annual fee of $12.00 per unit. Hotels and motels shall be on the gross receipts basis and Short Term Vacation Rentals should apply for a Short Term Vacation Rental license and permit. Mobile Home, Trailer and Recreational Vehicle Parks are $12.00 per space, per year.
BUSINESS LICENSE SB-1186 FEE:
On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown Signed into Law SB-1186 which adds a State Fee of $1 on any applicant for a Local Business License, Permit or Renewal. The purpose is to comply with construction-related accessibility requirements for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability law, as specified.
Effective January 01, 2018, Senate Bill (SB) 1186 (Chapter 383, Statutes of 2012) was recently amended by Assembly Bill 1379 (Chapter 667, Statutes 2017) to increase the ($1) to ($4) additional fee is to be paid by any applicant for a local business license.