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FAQ Topic: Business Operating Not Located in Santa Ana

Do I need a business license if my business does not do business in the city of Santa Ana, but may perform deliveries or certain other limited activities in the city with connection to a business located outside of the city?

A business license is not required for any business done in the City of Santa Ana where the business conducted is only occasional and incidental to a regularly established business conducted elsewhere. Nevertheless, a City of Santa Ana business license will be required if more than (3) pick-ups or deliveries of goods, merchandise, or business … Continued

Do I need a business license if I am an out of city state licensed contractor doing business in the city of Santa Ana?

If you are an Out-of-City State Licensed Contractor doing business in the City of Santa Ana you are required to secure your own individual business license(s). The Santa Ana Municipal Code requires that General Contractors (including Builder Owners) submit a verification form identifying all specialty contractors engaged with any building permit obtained to work within … Continued

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