A post office box or private postal mailbox (PMB) address may be used as the mailing address of record for receiving information regarding a Santa Ana business license; however, a post office box or PMB address does not constitute a business location for business licensing purposes. A post office box or PMB address cannot be … Continued
FAQ Topic: Business Operating in Santa Ana
No business license or other administrative fee is required for the operation of a commercial or home-based business specifically exempted by State or Federal Law. Supporting qualifying information of your business as specifically exempted must be furnished. A “Fee-Exempt” business license shall be issued to qualifying exempted businesses.
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.
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
If you become a landlord and rent, lease, sublease or sublet commercial or residential property within the City, you are required to secure a separate business license for each individual rental property.
If you operate a business from a residential premise within the City of Santa Ana you are required to secure a business license. Prior to the issuance of a business license, businesses operating from residential premises within the City, are required to obtain a Home Occupation Permit and comply with any and all applicable provisions … Continued
If you operate a business from a commercial premise within the City of Santa Ana you are required to secure a business license. Every business, including temporary or itinerant businesses, operating from commercial premises within the City is required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for their commercial location and comply with any and all … Continued