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Assembly Bill 3002 went into effect on January 1, 2019 which provides information regarding disability access requirements and resources to business owners. To read the full notice, click HERE

Senate Bill (SB) 205, signed by Gov. Newsom in 2019, requires a person or entity who conducts a business operation that is a “regulated industry” to demonstrate enrollment with the NPDES permit program. The SB 205 only affects those businesses with primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes that are identified by the State Water Board as requiring enrollment in the Industrial General Permit (IGP) are affected. Completion and submission of this information is required with your business license application. For more information, please click HERE

Starting January 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 1607 requires the prevention of gender-based discrimination of business establishments. A full notice is available in English or other languages by clicking HERE.

City of Lakewood - New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Annual business licenses are renewed on an annual basis and expire at the end of June.

2. Quarterly contractor licenses are issued based on the following dates:
	1st Qtr: Jul-Sep	2nd Qtr: Oct-Dec
	3rd Qtr: Jan-Mar	4th Qtr: Apr-Jun

3. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of Lakewood. 

4. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses.  Sole owner or partnerships are
required to provide Social Security numbers for all owners/partners.  LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or
Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN)
or State Employee Identification Number (SEIN) for the business.

5. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive
an email verifying the receipt of application.  Within 5 business days you will receive an email containing
the amount due and instructions on how to make a payment online.

Per AB 2184, you may protect your residential address by providing a different Service of Process address in accordance with Sections 16000.1(a)(2) and
16100.1(a)(2) of the Business and Professions Code. To do so, please visit the Business License office to apply.

If you need any assistance with the application process, please call 562-866-9771 EXT 2622
to speak with a customer service representive.