San Diego County Business Licenses

For the latest updates San Diego County Business Licenses visit:

While a business certificate (license) is not required from the County, businesses must comply with rules and regulations affecting businesses. For information regarding applicable rules, regulations, and permits, please visit the State of California Business Portal CalGold.

Links to Requirements for Incorporated Cities

Please be advised that incorporated cities may require a business license when conducting business within city limits. Applicants are encouraged to contact the respective city for rules and regulations governing their business license practices.

Carlsbad 760-602-2495

Chula Vista 619-691-5250

Coronado 619-522-7320

Del Mar 858-755-9354

El Cajon 619-441-1668

Encinitas 760-633-2605

Escondido 760-839-4659

Imperial Beach 619-628-1423

La Mesa 619-667-1118

Lemon Grove 619-825-3800

National City 619-336-4330

Oceanside 760-435-3878

Poway 858-668-4404

San Diego 619-615-1500

San Marcos 760-744-1050

Santee 619-258-4100

Solana Beach 858-720-2441

Vista 760-639-6174

The County of San Diego Requires:
Registration of a Fictitious Business Name 619-237-0502

Licensing for Health Permit and Food Handler’s License 619-338-2222

Contact the various Cities to find more about your business licenses in San Diego County.