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FAQ Topic: Business Operating in Santa Ana

Do I need a business license if I operate a commercial or home-based nonprofit business, organization, or institution?

If you operate a commercial or home-based nonprofit business, organization, or institution, you are required to secure a “Non-Profit” business license. Information supporting qualification of your business as a “non-profit” must be furnished. No business license fee (other than an administrative application processing charge) shall be applied with respect to any bona fide nonprofit business.

Do I need a business license if I rent a single family residence or other undivided single residential premise(s) to one or more family members?

No business license or other administrative fee is required for the rental of a single-family residence or other undivided single residential rental premises as between an owner (or leaseholder) and any immediate relative related by blood, adoption or marriage where the rents received do not exceed the cost of maintaining legal ownership of the premises. … Continued

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