All businesses in the City of Escondido are required to obtain a business license. Please contact the Business License Division at 760-839-4659 for information on how to obtain one.
Signage in the City of Escondido requires an application and review by the Planning Division. Please contact the Planning Division at 760-839-4671.
The amount of sign coverage allowed depends on the zoning of your property. Please contact the Planning Division at 760-839-4671.
The Planning Division may require a Special Event Permit. Please contact them at 760-839-4671.
Garage/yard sales do not require a permit or business license. Garage/yard sales may take place four (4) times a year and may last up to three (3) consecutive days. The sale may take place between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Garage/yard sales are permitted only at single-family residences including mobile home lots. DIVISION 7. GARAGE AND YARD SALES
No, sales of merchandise must be from a fixed commercial business location. That business location must have a valid City of Escondido business license.
Business license fees are based on the annual gross receipts as reported on Federal Income Tax Form Schedule “C”. Businesses located in Escondido are required to report all annual gross receipts earned by the business.
Yes, all outside businesses conducting business in the City of Escondido are required to have a business license.
Outside businesses are only required to report annual gross receipts earned in the City of Escondido.
No, business license applications can be submitted either by U.S. Mail or in person at the Business License Section front counter in City Hall, 201 N Broadway, Escondido 92025.
No, a check for license fees can be mailed along with your application to the Business License Section, or you can pay by check or credit card in person at the Business License front counter in City Hall.