Business License Division

The City of Adelanto is committed to encouraging business development and economic growth in the city. The city welcomes new businesses and strives to provide information to assist their success.

To operate any business within the City of Adelanto you must first obtain a business license. All home-based business requires a Home Occupation Permit and city Business License. Thank you for taking the first step in completing this process.

To apply for a new business license please visit the City of  Adelanto at 11600 Air Expressway or email the business license division to apply for a new business.  

To renew a license, or make a payment online, visit the Adelanto HDL Companies page.

To apply for a rental business license, contractors' business license or renew a business license over the phone please call 760-298-5461.

All business licenses are valid for one year from issuance date. A business license must be current and active to conduct any business in the city. 

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Senate Bill 205 (2019) was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 2, 2019 and became effective January 1, 2020. This Senate Bill added sections 16000.3 and 16100.3 to the Business and Professions Code and section 13383.10 to the Water Code, and requires a person applying to a city or county for a new or renewed business license to demonstrate enrollment in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit, if such a permit is required. Prior to the issuance or renewal of a business license, the city or county must determine whether the applicant is required to enroll in the NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (Industrial General Permit) and, if so, ensure such enrollment has occurred. This will substantially increase the number of compliant industrial facilities and will reduce the spread of pollutants in storm water associated with industrial activities.

Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System