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How much are the Business License fees?

The fees are based on type of business, and are pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

Business Type1st Qtr.
July 1 - Sept. 30
2nd Qtr.
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
3rd Qtr.
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
4th Qtr.
April 1 - June 30
Professional Service $41.00 $31.00 $21.00 $11.00
Contractor $101.00 $76.00 $51.00 $26.00
Retail Sales $26.00 $19.75 $13.50 $7.25
Wholesale/Manufacturing $26.00 $19.75 $13.50 $7.25

Click here to see a complete list of Finance fees.

SB1186 Disability Access

On September 19, 2012 the Governor signed into law, SB 1186

This bill imposes, on or after January 1, 2013, and until December 31, 2018, an additional state fee of $1.00 on any applicant for a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit, or renewal thereof, for purposes of increasing disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and developing educational resources for businesses to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.

For more information please go to:

Notice: Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies: The Division of the State Architect at - The Department of Rehabilitation at – The California Commission on Disability Access at



The City of Yorba Linda provides you with the following two options for obtaining a business license.

1. You may complete a Business License Application online, print it out and mail it with your total due to the address listed below.
Note: To view and print the Business License Application, you must first install Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free here.

2. If you wish to apply in person, our office hours are listed below.

City of Yorba Linda
Finance Department
Business License
4845 Casa Loma Ave.
Yorba Linda, Ca 92885-8714

Phone: (714) 961-7145
Fax: (714) 985-9407

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Alternating Fridays: 8:00am - 5:00pm

All business license applications are subject to approval by the City

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