Starting a new business is exciting and there are many City resources available to assist you. Our Finance Department and Economic Development Manager would like to ensure your business is successful and serves our community and neighboring businesses.
If you are opening a new business, buying an existing business, or transferring business ownership, you will need to apply for a new business license.
Getting a business license is as simple, just follow these steps:
- Complete the City Business License Application 
- Calculate your business license fee 
- If necessary, complete a Zone Approval Application 
If you still have questions about business licensing in Los Altos, contact the Finance Department at (650) 947-2760.