How do I start a business in the city?

The details of your business operation will determine the type of Federal, State, County and City licenses, permits, certificates and approvals you will require prior to commencing business. Information on these various requirements are provided below with appropriate internet links.

For additional information about City of Santa Ana business licensing requirements, contact the Business Tax Office at (714) 647-5447. To inquire about City of Santa Ana zoning requirements for the type of business and its planned location, contact the Planning & Building Agency at (714) 647-5804.

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