Welcome to Lomita! We are pleased that you are becoming a part of our Lomita business community and we wish you much success. Taxes and fees collected as part of the Business License program help fund essential services in the City. The Business License Division is responsible for levying and collecting taxes, fees, and other assessments as well as licensing and permitting all businesses throughout the City. Clarification and definitions can be found in the Lomita Municipal Code, Title VI.

Title VI of the Lomita Municipal Code (Business, Professions and Trades) establishes business license rules and regulations within the City. As defined in Section 6-1.03 of the LMC, Businesses, professions and trades shall mean the conducting, carrying on, managing or operating of any purposeful activity, whether legal or illegal, profitable or unprofitable, intended to generate revenue, whether or not said business, profession or trade has a fixed place of business in the city.

In addition, the business license law shall apply to all persons conducting a business, profession or trade within the city whether or not such person maintains a fixed place of business in the city and whether or not such person may primarily conduct his business, profession or trade elsewhere.

How to Apply for a Business License

Common Business License Forms

Business License Regulations

For information regarding the cost of obtaining a business license, please contact Business License at (310) 325-7110 extension 137.