Business Registration/Licensing

Business Registration/Licensing


This is the government office for the city of Pasadena. Services include business registration/licensing, building inspection, building permits, city government information lines, electrical permits, election information, elevator permits, graffiti removal, illegal dumping reporting, land use planning and regulation services, mechanical permits, occupancy inspection, plumbing permits, trash/garbage pick up, large item trash/garbage pickup, street cleaning, street construction/repair, street lights and street maintenance. Geographic restrictions apply for some services; business-related services are provided only for businesses located in Pasadena.

The city provides refuse collection through the division of street maintenance and integrated waste management. It also offers large/bulky item trash pickup. It also accepts reports about illegal dumping of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes, including dog waste. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call the Citizen Service Center or visit the city's website for information or to make a report or service request.

Call or walk into the Permit Center for home-based businesses; a business license is required in addition to a home occupancy permit. Special permits may be required for commercial or home-based businesses. Applications, fee schedules and general information are available via the Internet on the city's website. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for most services. There are various fixed fees for permits and other business services; call or check the website for fee schedule details.
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100 N. Garfield Ave.

Pasadena , CA 91109 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm; closed alternating Fridays.


(626) 744-4166 (Business Licenses/Permits) (626) 744-4087 (Trash/Recycling/Illegal Dumping) (626) 744-3964 (Filming and Public Events) (626) 744-7311 (Citizen Service Center) (626) 744-4124 (City Clerk)


(626) 744-4000


(626) 744-3921

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