For business’s located within the City of Escondido, fees are based on annual gross receipts (new applications are asked to give an estimate of annual gross receipts). Please call 760-839-4659 for fee. The following shall be included in “gross receipts”: all receipts, rents, cash, credits and property of any kind or nature, without any deduction therefrom on account of the cost of property sold, the cost of materials used, labor or service cost, interest paid or payable, or loss or other expenses whatsoever. Is your business located outside of the City of Escondido? Please call 760-839-4659 for fees.

“But my business does not generate any gross receipts.” Even if you conduct business on a part-time, limited, or hobby-related basis, you are required to obtain a current business license.