Business License Process

  1. Getting Started
  2. Applications
  3. Approval Process & Payment

Before applying, please have ready the following items:

  • Federal Tax ID Number (if applicable) 
  • Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer ID No. (ITIN) if you do not have a FEIN 
  • Driver's License No. or other ID No. 
  • Seller's Permit Number (required for all sales both retail and wholesale) 
  • Professional State License Number (if applicable) for example: Contractors, Doctors, Lawyers, Cosmetologist's and Massage Technicians 
  • ABC License, Health Permit WDID Permit, Storm Water Permit, and/or Hazardous Material Facility ID (if applicable) 
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance Policy number and expiration date (if applicable) 
  • A detailed and complete description of your business activity. Insufficient detail will delay the process and approval. Determine which business tax category best fits your business activity 
  • Estimated gross receipts for the next 12 months 
  • 501(c)(3) or similar IRS exemption certification letter for Non-Profit Charitable Organizations 
  • If applying for a business that is located within the City of Rialto, the signature of the property owner or legal representative is required. If you are not the property owner a property owner declaration will be made available to you by the Planning Division to be signed and submitted with your application. Please note we cannot use a P.O. Box as your business location within the City of Rialto, but you may use it as a mailing address. 
  • Final payment. Fees are listed on the fee schedule

Note: Some businesses CANNOT complete the entire licensing process online. These include any business requiring additional permits such as: Solicitor, Sidewalk Vendor, or Massage Establishments. You will be contacted on the additional steps required for these licenses once your application is received.

If you need assistance or need more information, contact the Business License Division at (909) 820-2517 or email us at citybl@rialtoca.gov