Business Licenses

Finance Counter


The City of San Gabriel requires all businesses operating in the City to pay an annual business license tax. Any person who conducts any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City is required to obtain a license whether or not the physical business address is in or outside the City. Please call 626-308-2812 ext. 4612 for information on the requirements for obtaining a City Business License. 

All prospective business owners need to verify zoning and building permit requirements before applying for a business license. You may contact our Community Development department at 626-308-2806 or via email at

Effective July 1, 2021 there will be a 2.9% processing fee for all credit card charges. Visa, MasterCard, Cash and checks are accepted.



All 2022 business license renewals will only be processed online or by mail. If your business has a name, ownership or address change, please do not renew online or by mail. Instead, please call 626-308-2812 to discuss how to proceed with the application process.

To Renew Online

Click here to begin the renewal process. 

 on "Online Payments." Click on "Business License Online Renewal," then follow the instructions. Be prepared to enter the account number, which is the same as the business license number and pin number.

Note: Online paym
ent is by MasterCard and Visa only (no electronic checks).

To Renew by Mail

Please complete renewal form with signature and remit with check made payable to City of San Gabriel:

City of San Gabriel                                                                                                                                       
Finance Department
425 S. Mission Dr.                                                                                                                                                         
San Gabriel, CA 91776