Business license & related services

The City of Santa Ana requires all persons transacting and carrying on business within the City to obtain a business license prior to commencing business in the City.

The Starting a New Business link will take you to detailed information and requirements for getting a Business License. Additional information is also provided in the links below.

The City of Santa Ana works with new business owners to assure that they meet licensing and related operating requirements for doing business within the City. View business license frequently asked questions.

In addition, we have complementary related services including Citywide, State and Federal programs that provide significant advantages for new and established businesses in Santa Ana. Related Services offers the latest in City business outreach and support services. View our Community Development Agency (CDA) Related Services.

Starting January 1st, 2024, SB 748 Disability Access and Information is in effect.

The State of California wants to ensure that all people have equal access to public and private services. 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:

In accordance with Senate Bill 748 (Disability Access and Information), business owners are provided the following Mandatory ADA Disclosure. Full text of SB 748 may be found here.

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