Click to Home
Go To Search
RSS FeedsPrint PageEmail PageFacebookTwitter
Business Licenses
What Is a Business License?
business license is a business tax paid to the city in order to conduct business legally within the city limits. The purpose of the license is to generate revenue for the City of Hemet to provide police and fire protection, fire and crime prevention, and many other community services.

Conducting Business Legally
The issuance of a business license does not entitle the license holder to carry on any business which is otherwise prohibited. It may be necessary for you to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, a Conditional Use Permit, and/or other city, state, or federal approvals before your business may operate.

Who Needs a Business License?
Per the City of Hemet Business License Ordinance #1158 Section 18-45, all businesses operating in the City of Hemet are required to have a business license. This includes businesses which operate from a home. A city business license is required in each city where you conduct business and at each location within the city.

Commercial Businesses
Each commercial business located within the City of Hemet must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building and Safety Department.

Home-Based Businesses
Each home-based business located within the City of Hemet must obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the Planning Department

Business License Ordinance
Click here for the City of Hemet's Business License Ordinace

Business License Renewal
You can renew your Business License for 2018 by clicking here (you will need your activity number which can be found at the top right corner of your renewal form)

***If you have received a green revised renewal form and you have already made your payment using the white renewal form, you will only need to pay the three dollar difference, using the green renewal form to complete your Business License renewal***

 ***If you have not yet made your payment please use the revised green renewal form (the white renewal form can be discarded)***

***For more information on why there is an additional three dollars owed, please see the slip accompanying the green revised renewal form explaining the change to SB1186***

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused